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Emergency AC Repair

Galbreath Heating & Air Is The Go-To-Choice For Your HVAC Service Needs.

Call (912) 756-3102 For Emergency Service.

Emergency AC Repair Services


Did your AC break down in the middle of a heat wave? Do you need to fix a pressing issue before your unit quits for good? In the heat and humidity of Georgia’s Low Country, functional air conditioning is essential for your comfort and safety.

If your AC isn’t working properly, you may be looking for immediate cooling system fixes. That’s where Galbreath Heating & Air comes in. We offer top-notch emergency AC repair in Richmond Hill, GA, and the surrounding areas. 

With over 40 years of industry experience, we have the expertise to provide urgent air conditioning repairs that will restore your cool air in a hurry. 

Most Common Emergency AC Repairs

A host of problems can cause your AC to stop working. The most common emergency repairs include the following:

Low Refrigerant Levels

Refrigerant helps transfer the heat from your home to the outdoors. If you don’t have enough of it, your AC will lose efficiency and may stop working altogether. In addition, low refrigerant levels can lead to ice or frost buildup on the coils. In many cases, refrigerant escapes through a leak in the system, which we must repair before adding more.

Frozen Evaporator Coils 

Evaporator coils cool the refrigerant to remove heat and moisture from the air in your home. If these coils get corroded, dirty, or blocked, insufficient airflow may cause them to freeze, reducing your AC unit’s efficiency and effectiveness. If you notice a frozen coil or condenser, call us immediately to prevent damage to your system. 

Leaks and Water Damage

While leaks or drips may not seem like an emergency, they can quickly lead to water damage in your home. If you don’t get the leak repaired promptly, it may cause mold or mildew to grow throughout the system. In addition, leaks often indicate bigger issues with your unit, including loose drain lines, clogged pumps, or broken seals.

Clogged Drain Lines

Drain lines help your AC system remove moisture from the air. If algae, dirt, or other debris clogs the lines, water can build up in the unit and cause substantial water damage to your home. If you notice musty smells, pools of water, or excessive moisture on the unit, call us right away.

Electrical Problems

Just like anywhere else in your home, electrical issues in your AC can be dangerous. If you notice a burning electrical smell, turn off your AC unit and call us for emergency repair. If you keep the air conditioning running in these conditions, it could damage the unit, cause a short circuit, or even start a house fire. 

When Is a Broken AC an Emergency?

Whenever you notice a problem with your air conditioning, you should call for service as soon as possible. Our fast-response AC service ensures comfort and safety while preventing costly damage to your HVAC unit. 

The following circumstances call for rapid air conditioner emergency repair:

  • The weather is extremely hot (above 90 degrees).
  • You have heat-sensitive people in your home, which may include young children, elderly adults, and immunocompromised individuals. 
  • Your AC is leaking and causing water damage.
  • Your AC is experiencing electrical issues, including dimming the lights in your house when it goes on or repeatedly tripping your circuit breaker.
  • Your AC is producing a strong burning smell (which can indicate electrical problems) or the odor of sulfur or rotten eggs (which may indicate a natural gas leak).

Call Galbreath Heating & Air for 24/7 AC Repairs 

Prompt emergency AC repair can enhance your comfort, protect your health, and prevent further damage to your system. If you need urgent assistance during the cooler months, we also provide emergency repairs for heaters, heat pumps, and furnaces! 

For all your emergency HVAC service needs, call the professionals at Galbreath Heating & Air at (912) 756-3102.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can a power outage damage your AC?

Yes, brownouts, blackouts, and power surges can damage your air conditioning unit like any other device that runs on electricity. 

How long does it take to fix an AC unit?

While exact times depend on your particular issue, skilled technicians can typically complete emergency AC repairs in a couple of hours. 

What do I do if the AC breaks at night?

The best thing you can do to get your AC up and running again is to call for emergency AC service. Other ways to keep cool until your system is fixed include staying in ground floor or basement rooms, using desk and ceiling fans, cracking the windows, limiting the use of heat-producing appliances, and temporarily staying elsewhere if necessary.

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Rhonda M.
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Zero complaints! Always very responsive and every technician that we have interacted with has been kind, courteous and knowledgeable! (Aaron this last visit) Communication great - we know when they are arriving and who the tech will be.We have covered three homes HVAC over the years with Galbreath and would recommend!
Stephanie W.
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Brandon took the time to explain everything thoroughly, he was clean and tidy and didn’t leave a mess and suggested options that save us money.
Michele Z.
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I can't say enough positive things about Kevin Jackson, the technician that came today to service our HVAC units. He was friendly, prompt, courteous...and he explained in great detail what our issues were and showed us before and after pictures of his findings. I highly endorse the firm, and especially Kevin!
Robin D.
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Efficient, courteous and thorough - have been very consistent the past 10+ years
K P (.
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Super responsive and supportive..
Megan S.
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Kevin was extremely professional and kept me aware of what he was doing with our hvac and the issues it had. He physically showed me what was in need of fixing and explained why.
stan H.
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Service was great and the technician was prompt and professional.
tori H.
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Their communication is better than other companies without a doubt and everyone i’ve spoken with has been very kind!
Katie
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Gil stopped by less than an hour after calling and he was very through and quick with a quote. Even saved us time and money. Very good people at galbreath.
Marlborough P.
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As usual...super professional service and customer care. Highest rating!Had them out weeks later for a repair. Again, super service!
Charles T.
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Very knowledgeable technician with quick diagnosis of the problem and identifying the fix.
Sharon Marie L.
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The representative gave me a professional evaluation of my existing system. He followed with information on options for a replacement unit. All questions were answered in detail, and I look forward to receiving my new heating and air conditioning system.
Keith D.
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Always so responsive and they always fix the problem in a timely manner. Galbreath is my only call for heating and air conditioning needs.
sonny P.
1710965663
What a wonderful ac/heating business ! You’ve got to use Galbreath & Sons Heating and Air ! They have wonderful employees from service to sales. I’m so happy with the service Gill provides and when it came time to purchase a new system Tyler was wonderful to work with. They are always pleasant to deal with and very friendly and professional . I highly recommend this company. Great service and great attitude !
Paul B.
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Aaron came out and diagnosed my system rather quickly. Found a couple of issues and replaced parts. Had me going in a couple of hours. Friendly people and easy to work with. I would recommend them when you need service.
Susan B.
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Shayna M. H.
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Brandon, our tech, was super helpful and got everything back up and running for us in no time! Highly recommend their services!
Robin F.
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I have used Galbreath for many years and always have great service. They are very quick to respond when we have an issue and get us back up and running. They are very professional and friendly. This family owned company is one you can count on to always do the right thing.
Roger H.
1710519167
Brandon, a HVAC professional, who works for Galbreath HVAC, was excellent. Galbreath excepted the call without issue, I talked to a real person, they stated the time that Brandon would arrive. Brandon arrived on time and was ready to work. Brandon reviewed the errors on the system, identified the problems and let us know exactly what was expected, including the work and cost of the anticipated work. I would recommend Galbreath to anyone needing HVAC help.
Becky S.
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Holly E.
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Great experience! Thanks so much!
timothy A.
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Excellent service! Punctual, knowledgeable, and friendly!
Darcy F.
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Aaron was very professional, explained everything he was doing, helped me with any questions I had and was very nice. We have been customers of Galbreath Heating & Air for years and will never switch companies. I highly recommend them to anyone who needs a reliable, honest and hard working company!
Susan
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Aaron was very thorough and check everything in our system out!
Edward L.
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craig T.
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Brandon is AWESOME!!! I have a new build home that’s almost 4 years old and experiencing HVAC issues. I originally had a different company come out that said I have a leaking coil and in total recommended close to $10K repairs to fix. Also they said the coil was on back order and never called me again. Awesome. Brandon came out for a second opinion and he was extremely polite, patient and courteous. He explained everything thoroughly and did not try to upsell us on unneeded items. His recommended fixes made sense and the infamous coil… their company called on the spot and found one that we could have in 1-3 business days and we walked away paying half the cost of the original quote. For anyone in the coastal Georgia area, Galbreath is a great option. We won’t go anywhere else from now on!
Mary C.
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Galbreath Heating and Air went above and beyond when our upstairs unit went out in July. We have used them for everything since and are using them again to replace our downstairs unit. All there techs are super polite, knowledgeable, and trustworthy.
Andre W.
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Excellent and prompt service of my issue while on site conducting the job. Everything is working as expected since the repairs were done. Would have liked for the work to have been done sooner as the job was approved by me for the repairs in September 2023.
Linda M.
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On time, friendly, responsible, courtesy and very helpful!
Ashley B.
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Always great service!
Kahari S.
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Tyler was on time and curdios. He was knowledgeable of his job and was able to back brief me on some AC components in my home. I Also like the fact that he wore foot covers before entering!
Lonnette B.
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Corey M.
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Extremely nice and professional company!
Cindy A.
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The service I received, was professional and detailed. would highly recommend this company for service to HVAC unit
Justin C.
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Jeff D.
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No hard sales pitch. Danny determined our system requirements and presented them professionally without a "sales pitch". The installation team was on time, organized and presented themselves as competent and professional. I would recommend Galbreath Air to anyone needing a HVAC system replacement. The follow up service has also been excellent. Zach was very thorough. Based on our experience, this is a company you can trust.
Cathryn Lynnette L.
1706301730
Friendly, professional, timely response. Very good at explaining and providing information needed. Was able to diagnose the issue and get us up and running until we decide what to do next.
Brian S.
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Super professional both from the office staff and technician. Knowledgeable about the products and other service plans that save money in the long run. This is the only company we use due to their service and integrity.
richard M.
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C C.
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Hal L.
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Best service in the region!
Mark H
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Great job by Kevin. Outstanding service.
Kenneth S.
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Efficient and professional
Frank C.
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Great Company and Tech support!
TJSR G.
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Came with in 2 hours and fixed my problem and didnt try to sell me something I didnt need.
Bridget L.
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Technician was very knowledgeable and prompt
Kellan C.
1705613195
Great initial quote, the value offset any price difference from competing companies. I look forward to working with them going forward.
Devin C.
1705608338
The technicians with Galbreath Heating and Air are very knowledgeable and patient. They answered all of my questions every step of the way. They do good quality work, in a timely manner, while paying close attention to detail. My new HVAC unit works so well and is much more efficient and powerful than my old unit. The installation took 1 day. I would recommend this company to anyone that needs a new HVAC installed or repair work done on an older unit.
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