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 not cooling, and you want to contact someone but it’s after 8 p.m. and you aren’t positive 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 is actually considered a 24 hour AC repair emergency? And how much extra does it cost?

First of all, you can always call Stark Services, day or night, every day of the year. Our customer service team is available live, at all times to help decide if someone needs to come out right away or if it’s something that will be okay to wait until morning.

When trying to decide the severity without an expert, here are some 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 issue could be that the fan belt became loose. Standard 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 AC system 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, shut off your air conditioning unit immediately and call Stark Services for an emergency AC repair appointment.

Strange Smells

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

No Air Flow

If your air conditioning unit doesn’t seem to be kicking on, or you can’t feel any air blowing, 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 bit the dust. If the AC isn’t producing air flow, or the air that’s blowing is too hot, go ahead and call Stark Services, particularly if there is extreme heat, so we can get someone out to make sure you are safe and comfortable. Not having air conditioning in severe temperatures definitely constitutes a 24 hour AC repair.

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