What Constitutes as an AC Emergency Published on May 13, 2016 Summer weather on its way. You have probably already booted up your air conditioning system to make sure everything is working perfectly. But what happens if it’s not? It’s uncomfortably warm, your AC system is on the fritz, 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 may have heard that Mountainwest Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is available around the clock for emergency AC repair, but what actually constitutes a 24 hour AC repair emergency? And what will it cost? First of all, you can always call Mountainwest Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, day or night, every day of the year. Our customer service agents are available live, at all times 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 some issues where you should go ahead and call us. Squeeling SoundsThere are multiple reasons that your air conditioning equipment might be making weird, screaming noises. One common situation may be that the fan belt became loose. Regular maintenance can help avoid this problem, but sometimes things happen and you need to call for an AC repair appointment. Another reason your AC system could be making a loud, shrieking noise is that the compressor is running at a high level of pressure, which can be unsafe. If the noise seems excessive, turn off your air conditioning unit immediately and call Mountainwest Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for an emergency AC repair service. Unusual SmellsA burning stench coming from your air conditioner is usually a sign of an electrical issue or a piece has become so overheated that it’s seriously burning. If your air conditioner smells like it’s burning, that is absolutely an emergency AC repair. Call Mountainwest Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning right away for 24/7 AC repair.No Air FlowIf your air conditioner doesn’t seem to be running at all, or you can’t feel any air blowing, this could be a symptom 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 producing air flow, or the air that’s blowing is not cool, go ahead and call Mountainwest Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, especially if there is extreme weather, so we can get someone out to make sure your home is safe and comfortable. Not having air conditioning in severe weather absolutely constitutes a 24 hour AC repair.