What Constitutes as an AC Emergency Published on May 13, 2016 Temperatures are rising. You have probably already turned on your air conditioning system to make sure everything is working correctly. But what happens if it’s not? It’s uncomfortably warm, your air conditioner is not working, and you want to get in touch someone but it’s late and you aren’t sure if this is considered an AC emergency that that is going to cost more. You may have heard that Hammond Plumbing & Heating is available all day every day for emergency AC repair, but what is actually considered a 24 hour AC repair emergency? And what will it cost? Please know that you can always call Hammond Plumbing & Heating, anytime of day, every day of the year. Our customer service team is available live, 24/7 to help decide if a technician needs to come to your home immediately or if it’s something that will be okay to wait until morning. When trying to check the severity without an expert, here are a few issues where you should go ahead and call us. Strange SoundsThere are multiple reasons that your AC system might be making weird, shrieking noises. One common issue might be that the fan belt got loose. Seasonal maintenance can help avoid this issue, but sometimes there’s an emergency and you need to call for an AC repair appointment. Another reason your AC system could be making a loud, screeching noise is that the compressor is working at a high level of pressure, which can be dangerous. If a sound seems excessive, shut down your air conditioner immediately and call Hammond Plumbing & Heating for an emergency AC repair appointment. Stinky SmellsA burning smell coming from your air conditioning unit is usually a symptom of an electrical malfunction or a part has become so overheated that it’s seriously burning. If your air conditioning system smells like it’s burning, that is definitely an emergency AC repair. Call Hammond Plumbing & Heating immediately for 24 hour AC repair.No Air FlowIf your air conditioning unit 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 failed. The source could be a poorly calibrated thermostat, a complication with the blower, or your A/C system could have finally met its maker. If the system isn’t producing air flow, or the air that’s blowing is too hot, go ahead and call Hammond Plumbing & Heating, particularly if there is extreme weather, so we can get an expert out to make sure your family is safe and comfortable. Not having a functioning A/C in severe heat absolutely constitutes a 24 hour AC repair.