What to Expect During an AC Repair Appointment

So, without notice your air conditioning system needs repair at your the U.S. home and you don’t know what that entails. It’s nerve-wracking enough to welcome an air conditioner repair technician into your home, but then to not know what exactly they’re going to do could add another level of anxiety. No worries! Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here to update you on the standard air conditioning repair process so you will be prepared when an expert air conditioning service technician needs to visit your home. 

AC Repair Starts Simple 

When the technician arrives to your home, the first thing they will most likely do is request to see your thermostat. It might sound ridiculous, but they need to check it to confirm that it’s not simply a thermostat settings problem. The technician will confirm the thermostat is programmed to cool and then reduce the temperature to see if that will start up the air conditioning system. A flawed or incorrectly connected wire could be the culprit that’s standing in the way of you and a comfortable home. 

If this doesn’t resolve the trouble, the technician may need to look at your circuit breaker box. They might flip the circuit switches to off and then back to on to see if that resets the system. 

Getting to the nitty-gritty of AC Repair 

The repairman will then likely ask to see the air conditioning equipment. Similar to a doctor, the technician will commence their trial and error discovery process. There are several variables that could be the reason for an air conditioner that isn’t operating properly, and it’s up the service tech to look into all the possible causes starting from the most typical issues to the least. This process could take anywhere from 5 to 60 minutes or more. 

During the AC diagnosis, they will probably check the air filter to confirm it’s not blocked or requires replacing. They will inspect your AC refrigerant levels, confirm the air condenser fan is turning properly, confirm that the size of your air conditioner is appropriate for the size of your residence, and inspect the safety controls, wiring, and electronics. 

Once the AC repairman has discovered the problem, they should explain all your options to you. The exchange will typically start with the technician explaining what the trouble is, what part (if any) failed, how or why it failed, and A/C system operate}. 

The technician will then go into your choices, which will entail replacing the part and fixing the trouble, but might also involve upgrading parts of the AC system, the A/C system itself, or your whole HVAC system. In certain cases, it may make more sense to purchase an entire new heating and cooling system, specifically if the A/C system is past its prime, or susceptible to breaking down again and end up causing you to spend more on A/C system repairs by the time it’s all said and done. The repairman will go over how much time, effort, and cost it will take to fix the trouble. 

The technician might at this point explain what could have been done to prevent the trouble or part failure and how to avoid a future issue from occurring. This usually includes seasonal maintenance, which not only helps stop an A/C system breakdown, but in most experiences also keeps your AC system’s warranty valid. Most expert AC repair businesses will offer a yearly service plan so you don’t have to worry about making future HVAC tune-up appointments for your systems. 

Lastly, they will discuss the process for repairing the failed part or correcting the problem. If you elect that A/C system repair is better for you than investing in an AC system upgrade, the technician will order any parts needed and schedule your new appointment to fix the AC. Or, if the necessary part is already available on their vehicle, they will go ahead and start the air conditioning repair work with your consent. 

Remember that throughout the U.S. your HVAC equipment is in good hands with Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing. Our technicians are ACE-certified and have been through extensive background checks so you can feel comfortable with the people we send into your home. If you ever think of any questions about your A/C system or what to expect with your air conditioning repair, give us a call around the clock at 866-397-3787 and we’ll be happy to discuss the process. 

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