What's an AC Emergency?

May 13, 2016

Temperatures are rising. You’ve most likely already booted up your air conditioning system to make sure the system is working properly. But what if it’s not? It’s hot, your air conditioning system is on the fritz, and you want to call someone but it’s nighttime and you aren’t confident this is considered an AC emergency that comes with an upcharge. You might have heard that Becht/Givens Service Experts is available all day every day for emergency air conditioning repair, but what actually counts as a 24 hour AC repair emergency? And how much will is cost?

Keep in mind, you can always call Becht/Givens Service Experts, no matter what time, every day of the year. Our customer service team is available live, at all times to help decide if someone needs to come check it out ASAP or if it’s something that will be okay to wait until morning.

When trying to check the severity on your own, here are a couple matters where you should go ahead and call us.

Strange Sounds

There are many reasons that your AC system might be making strange, screeching noises. One common issue might be that the fan belt is loose. Regular maintenance can help avoid this issue, but sometimes things happen and you need to get in touch with a professional for an AC repair appointment. Another reason your AC system could be making a loud, shrieking noise is that the compressor is operating at a high level of pressure, which can be unsafe. If the noise seems excessive, shut off your air conditioning unit immediately and call Becht/Givens Service Experts for an emergency AC repair appointment.

Unusual Smells

A burning odor coming from your AC system is normally an indication of an electrical issue or a part has become so overheated that it’s really burning. If your air conditioning system smells like it’s burning, that is definitely an emergency AC repair. Call Becht/Givens Service Experts immediately for 24 hour AC repair.

No Air Flow

If your AC system doesn’t seem to be kicking on, or you can’t feel any air flowing, this could be an indication that the cooling system has crashed. The cause could be a poorly calibrated thermostat, a problem with the blower, or your air conditioner could have finally bit the dust. If the system isn’t producing air flow, or the air that’s blowing is too hot, go ahead and call Becht/Givens Service Experts, especially if there is extreme heat, so we can get someone out to make sure your family is safe and comfortable. Not having cool air in severe heat definitely constitutes a 24 hour AC repair.

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