When Is an Air Conditioner Repair an Emergency?

For the most part, most air conditioner problems are not cause for emergency repair. Unlike your heating system, which may cause your family to get cold or your pipes to become damaged, your home getting too hot is not going to damage much. However, that being said, there are issues that will need to be addressed more swiftly than other issues with your air conditioning unit. Not only because you want your AC back on, but because they can be dangerous to your whole home.

When Is an Air Conditioner Repair an Emergency?


If you hear a screeching sound in your air conditioner, it could be caused by a loose fan belt, or more seriously, because your compressor is operating at a very high level of pressure. Just to be safe, you will want to shut off your air conditioner when you hear this noise and get a repair technician out as quickly as possible. A fan belt is a simple fix, but it is best to not risk blowing your compressor if that is indeed the true cause.

Burning Smell or Popping Sound

If you smell something burning in your air conditioner unit or hear a popping sound from it, both are indicators of serious electrical issues. It is crucial to shut off the air conditioner as soon as you notice this. You may even want to flip the breaker switch just to be safe. Electrical issues that manifest these symptoms can very quickly turn into fires. You will want to make your repair company aware of these issues so they can prioritize you.

No Air

If your air conditioner is running, but there is not any air of any temperature reaching your home, this can mean many different problems, and many of them major ones. You will want to shut off the system and call for repair right away.

If your air conditioner is manifesting any of these symptoms, you need help to diagnose and repair them. These are all issues best left to professional hands, and we can help you. Contact us today to see what Wayne Price Heating & Air Conditioning can do for you.

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