What to Expect During an AC Repair Appointment

June 25, 2016

So, suddenly your A/C needs repair at your Orlando 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 a whole other level of concern. No worries! Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to inform you on the basic air conditioning repair process so you can be prepared when an expert air conditioning service technician needs to come out to your house.

AC Repair Starts Simple

When the technician comes to your home, they should initially request to check your thermostat. It might seem silly, but they need to check it to verify that it’s not simply a thermostat settings issue. The repairman will confirm the thermostat is set to cool and then lower the temperature to see if that will trigger the air conditioner. A faulty or improperly connected wire could be the culprit that’s keeping you from a comfortable home.

If there is still an issue, the technician may ask you to see the circuit breaker box. They will probably set 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 service tech will then likely request to see the A/C. Like a doctor, the technician will commence their trial and error discovery process. There are multiple variables that could be the reason for an air conditioner that isn’t functioning properly, and it’s up the repairman to investigate all the possible reasons starting from the most usual issues to the least. The diagnostic process could take anywhere from 5 to 60 minutes or more.

During the AC diagnosis, they will probably check the air filter to make sure it’s not blocked or in need of replacing. They will check the AC refrigerant levels, confirm the air condenser fan is rotating properly, confirm that the size of your AC is suitable for the size of your residence, and examine the wiring, electronics and safety controls.

Have answers, will fix

Once the AC technician has identified the issue, he should explain all your options to you. The discussion will typically start with the technician explaining what the issue is, what part (if any) went out, how or why it went out, and what function that part has for your air conditioner.

The repairman will then go into your choices, which will involve changing out the part and resolving the trouble, but might also involve upgrading parts of the A/C, the A/C system itself, or your complete heating and AC system. In certain cases, it may make more sense to invest in an entire new HVAC system, especially if the air conditioner is past its prime, or likely to break down again and end up costing you more for A/C system repairs in the long run. The technician will go over how much time, effort, and cost it will take to resolve the trouble.

The technician may now explain what could have been done to avoid the trouble or part failure and how to prevent a future problem from happening. This generally includes being proactive with annual maintenance, which not only helps prevent an A/C system breakdown, but in most cases also keeps your AC system’s warranty valid. Most expert air conditioner repair centers will offer a yearly maintenance plan so you don’t have to stress about making future heating and cooling tune-up appointments for your HVAC equipment.

Finally, they will discuss the process for repairing the failed part or correcting the issue. If you choose that air conditioning repair is better for you than buying an upgraded A/C system, the service tech will order any parts required and plan your next appointment to fix the air conditioner. Or, if the necessary part is already obtainable on their van, they will move forward with the air conditioner repair work with your authorization.

Remember that throughout Orlando you’re in good hands with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. Our repairmen are NATE-certified and have received extensive background checks so you can feel comfortable with the technicians we send into your home. If you ever come across any questions about your A/C system or what to expect with your A/C system repair, give us a call 24/7 at 407-329-7661 and we’ll be happy to discuss the process.

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