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 functioning properly. But what if it’s not? It’s getting warm, your air conditioner is acting up, and you want to get in touch someone but it’s after 8 p.m. and you aren’t confident this is considered an AC emergency that you’ll be charged more for. You have probably heard that Stark Services is available around the clock for emergency AC repair, but what actually constitutes a 24 hour AC repair emergency? And how much extra does it cost?

Please know that you can always call Stark Services, no matter what time, every day of the year. Our customer service agents are available live, at all times to help decide if an expert needs to come to your home immediately or if it’s something that will be okay to wait until morning.

When trying to decide the severity without an expert, here are a couple matters where you should go ahead and call a professional.

Suspicious Sounds

There are multiple reasons that your AC system might be making weird, shrieking noises. One common problem might be that the fan belt became loose. Seasonal maintenance can help avoid this issue, but sometimes life happens 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 operating at a high level of pressure, which can be hazardous. If the sound seems excessive, turn off your air conditioning unit immediately and call Stark Services for an emergency AC repair service.

Strange Smells

A burning stench coming from your air conditioning unit is generally a sign of an electrical malfunction or a component has become so overheated that it’s really burning. If your A/C smells like it’s burning, that is absolutely an emergency AC repair. Call Stark Services immediately for round the clock AC repair.

No Air Flow

If your air conditioning unit doesn’t seem to be turning on, or you can’t feel any air coming out, this could be an indication that the cooling system has malfunctioned. The reason could be a poorly calibrated thermostat, a complication with the blower, or your air conditioner could have finally kicked the bucket. If the system isn’t producing air flow, or the air that’s blowing is too hot, go ahead and call Stark Services, especially if there are extreme temperatures, so we can get someone out to make sure you are safe and comfortable. Not having cool air in severe temperatures definitely constitutes a 24 hour AC repair.