Emergency HVAC Service

Here in Texas, it gets incredibly hot in the summer—and if your air conditioner breaks down, it can be an emergency. Our air conditioning services include repairs offered year round – call us when you need us, and we’ll be there.

Signs That You Need Emergency Air Conditioning Repair

In Texas, your air conditioner breaking down isn’t just an inconvenience—on the hottest days of summer, it can be life-threatening. An air conditioner breakdown can be an emergency. Here are some of the signs that you may need emergency air conditioning repair:

  • Your air conditioner is no longer turning on
  • Your air conditioner isn’t blowing cold air
  • Coolant is leaking
  • There’s a strong odor coming from your air conditioner
  • Your air conditioning unit starts making loud noises
  • Your breakers keep tripping
  • Your air conditioner turns off unexpectedly

What To Do When Your HVAC System Breaks

When your HVAC system breaks down, you should contact an HVAC repair company immediately, especially when the weather is particularly hot or cold.

You should also act immediately when there is a coolant leak—coolant leaks can cause serious harm to the environment and should be fixed as soon as possible.

Should your air conditioner or furnace stop working suddenly, or if you suspect there’s a coolant leak, you should shut off the device immediately in order to prevent further damage.

On rare occasions, furnaces may begin to leak gas. If you smell a gas leak, leave your home right away and call 911—don’t touch any light switches or electrical outlets, as a spark could create an explosion.

We recommend finding a water park, going to a friend or family member’s house, or finding another climate-controlled location if your heat pump or air conditioner breaks down when the heat index is high. We’ll let you know before we arrive, so you’ll have plenty of time to make it back home before we start our work.

Full Range of Air Conditioning and Ventilation Services

Our emergency HVAC repair services cover all HVAC systems, including air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces, ductless systems, and more.

Beyond our emergency repair services, we also offer HVAC installation services. Should we discover that it’s not economical or possible to repair your system, we can help you choose and install a new furnace, heat pump, or air conditioner—all quickly, efficiently, and with your satisfaction as our top priority.

For emergency AC repair services, call Classic. We’re here to help.

Air Conditioner Service FAQs

Why Isn't My AC Unit Turning On?

There could be several reasons your air conditioning unit isn’t turning down:

  • An electric malfunction or circuit overload has caused your breaker to trip.
  • Your air conditioning filter needs to be replaced.
  • Someone flipped your AC’s shutoff switch.
  • The condensate drain is clogged.
  • There’s ice buildup on your AC.
  • Your thermostat is set to off or isn’t set to the right temperature.

When none of these problems are present, you can try pressing the reset switch—this may get the system working again.

With our emergency AC repair service, we can fix almost any of the problems that may be stopping your air conditioner from turning on.

Why Is There a Bad Smell When My HVAC System Is Running?

Bad smells can be a sign of something minor, like a clogged condensate drain line—or something major, like burning components. Here are a few smells to watch out for:

  • Chemical smells can be a sign of refrigerant leaks.
  • Moldy smells can mean water in the drain line or drain pan.
  • Burning smells usually mean a component is on fire—turn off your air conditioner immediately.
  • Rodents and insects that die in your air conditioning system or vents can lead to rotten smells.

All of these smells can be eliminated with help from the team of HVAC repair professionals at Classic.

Why Isn't the Air Getting Cooler While My Air Conditioner Is Running?

When your air conditioning system isn’t cooling your home, it’s not doing much of anything. Here are a few reasons why your air conditioner may not be cooling your space:

  • Your thermostat isn’t set to the right temperature.
  • The air filter is dirty.
  • The condenser coil is blocked (usually by grass, leaves, and other debris).
  • Your evaporator coil is frozen (you may even see ice on your unit).
  • There’s a refrigerant leak.
  • Your unit is too small for the home.
  • Your vents are blocked.

In most cases, these problems can be addressed with emergency AC repair services; it’s likely your AC will be working again the same day you call us.

Can I Fix My HVAC System Myself?
In almost all cases, you’ll want a professional to fix your air conditioner, heat pump, furnace, or boiler.

These systems are usually very complex—even changing a filter won’t be a simple task. Don’t risk doing any damage to your HVAC system—call the professionals at Classic instead.

Why Is Water Leaking From My Air Conditioner?

Water leaking from your air conditioner can mean a number of different things:

  • Your drain line is clogged.
  • Your drain pan is rusted or cracked.
  • Your evaporator coil froze, and the ice from the coil is melting.

Aside from the frozen evaporator coil, these are all relatively simple air conditioning repairs—but when you call the pros at Classic, even a frozen coil can be fixed up in a jiffy!