What's an AC Emergency?

May 13, 2016

Temperatures are rising. You have probably already booted up your air conditioning system to make sure the system is working properly. But what if it’s not? It’s uncomfortably warm, your air conditioning system is on the fritz, and you want to call someone but it’s nighttime and you aren’t positive this is considered an AC emergency that you’ll be charged more for. 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, day or night, every day of the year. Our customer service agents are available live, at all times to help decide if an expert 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 some matters where you should go ahead and call an expert.

Suspicious Sounds

There are many reasons that your AC system might be making unusual, screeching noises. One common issue might be that the fan belt became 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 air conditioner could be making a loud, shrieking noise is that the compressor is functioning at a high level of pressure, which can be unsafe. If the noise seems excessive, turn 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 air conditioner is usually a sign 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 absolutely an emergency AC repair. Call Becht/Givens Service Experts as soon as possible for 24 hour AC repair.

No Air Flow

If your air conditioner doesn’t seem to be turning on, or you can’t feel any air flowing, this could be a sign that the cooling system has crashed. The cause could be a poorly calibrated thermostat, an issue with the blower, or your air conditioner could have finally kicked the bucket. If the AC isn’t producing air flow, or the air that’s blowing is too hot, go ahead and call Becht/Givens Service Experts, particularly if there are extreme temperatures, 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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