What's an AC Emergency?

May 13, 2016

Heat has arrived. You may have already turned on your air conditioning system to make sure the system is running correctly. But what if it’s not? It’s hot, your air conditioning system is on the fritz, and you want to get in touch someone but it’s nighttime and you aren’t convinced this is considered an AC emergency that comes with an upcharge. You may have heard that Niagara Home Services by Enercare is available all day every day for emergency AC repair, but what actually constitutes a 24 hour AC repair emergency? And how much will is cost?

First of all, you can always call Niagara Home Services by Enercare, anytime of day, every day of the year. Our customer service agents are available live, 24/7 to help decide if someone needs to come out right away or if it’s something you could wait out until morning.

When trying to evaluate the severity without an expert, here are a couple issues where you should go ahead and call us.

Suspicious Sounds

There are many reasons that your AC system might be making weird, screaming noises. One common situation might be that the fan belt got loose. Proper 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, screeching noise is that the compressor is functioning at a high level of pressure, which can be dangerous. If a sound seems excessive, shut down your air conditioner immediately and call Niagara Home Services by Enercare for an emergency AC repair service.

Stinky Smells

A burning stench coming from your AC system is usually a symptom of an electrical malfunction or a part has become so overheated that it’s really burning. If your A/C smells like it’s burning, that is definitely an emergency AC repair. Call Niagara Home Services by Enercare as soon as possible for round the clock AC repair.

No Air Flow

If your air conditioning unit doesn’t seem to be running at all, or you can’t feel any air flowing, this could be an indication that the cooling system has failed. The cause could be a poorly calibrated thermostat, a problem with the blower, or your A/C system could have finally bit the dust. If the air conditioner isn’t providing air flow, or the air that’s blowing is too hot, go ahead and call Niagara Home Services by Enercare, especially if there is extreme weather, so we can get an expert out to make sure you are safe and comfortable. Not having cool air in severe weather definitely constitutes a 24 hour AC repair.