What Constitutes as an AC Emergency Published on May 13, 2016 Heat has arrived. You’ve most likely already switched over to your air conditioning system to make sure everything is functioning correctly. But what do you do if it’s not? It’s getting warm, your air conditioning system is not working, and you want to call someone but it’s late and you aren’t positive this is considered an AC emergency that you’ll be charged more for. You might have heard that Barlow Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available all day every day for emergency air conditioning repair, but what actually counts as a 24 hour AC repair emergency? And what will it cost? Please know that you can always call Barlow Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, day or night, every day of the year. Our customer service team is available live, 24/7 to help decide if an expert needs to come out right away 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 situations where you should go ahead and call us. Squeeling SoundsThere are many reasons that your air conditioner might be making unusual, screaming noises. One common issue might be that the fan belt became loose. Proper maintenance can help avoid this situation, 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 functioning at a high level of pressure, which can be unsafe. If the sound seems excessive, turn off your air conditioner immediately and call Barlow Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for an emergency AC repair appointment. Stinky SmellsA burning smell coming from your AC system is generally a sign of an electrical malfunction or a part has become so overheated that it’s seriously burning. If your air conditioner smells like it’s burning, that is definitely an emergency AC repair. Call Barlow Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning right away for 24 hour AC repair.No Air FlowIf your AC system doesn’t seem to be running at all, or you can’t feel any air coming out, this could be a symptom that the cooling system has malfunctioned. The culprit 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 providing air flow, or the air that’s blowing is too hot, go ahead and call Barlow Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, especially if there is extreme weather, so we can get a technician out to make sure your home is safe and comfortable. Not having cool air in severe weather for sure constitutes a 24 hour AC repair.