What to Expect During an AC Repair Appointment

June 25, 2016

So, suddenly your A/C needs repair at your Mobile home and you don’t know what that entails. It’s stressful enough to welcome an AC repairman into your home, but then to not know what exactly they’re going to do tends to add a whole other level of concern. No worries! Climate Control Service Experts is here to update you on the general air conditioner repair process so you will be informed when an expert AC service technician needs to pay you a visit.

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 take a look at it to make sure that it’s not just a thermostat settings error. The technician will verify the thermostat is programmed to cool and then lower the temperature to see if that will start up the air conditioning system. A defective or improperly 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 ask you to see the circuit breaker box. They will probably switch the circuit switches to off and then back to on to see if that resolves the issue with your air conditioning system.

Getting to the nitty-gritty of AC Repair

The repairman will then likely ask to see the AC system. Like a doctor, the repairman will start their trial and error discovery process. There are several variables that could be the reason for an A/C system that isn’t functioning properly, and it’s up the repairman to evaluate all the possible causes starting from the most frequent issues to the least. This process could take anywhere from five minutes to an hour, possibly longer.

During the air conditioner diagnosis, they will most likely check the air filter to verify it’s not blocked or requires replacing. They will examine the air conditioner’s refrigerant levels, make sure the air condenser fan is turning properly, confirm that the size of your air conditioning system is correct for the size of your home, and examine the electronics, safety controls, and wiring.

Have answers, will fix

Once the AC technician has discovered the issue, he or she should explain all your choices to you. The conversation will generally start with the technician explaining what the issue is, what part (if any) went out, how or why it went out, and what that part does for your air conditioning system.

The repairman will then go into your choices, which will entail changing out the part and resolving the trouble, but might also involve upgrading parts of the AC system, the air conditioner itself, or your whole heating and AC system. In particular cases, it may make more sense to invest in a complete new heating and AC system, especially if the A/C system is past its prime, or prone to breaking down again and end up costing you more for AC repairs by the time it’s all said and done. The repairman will explain how much time, effort, and cost it will take to fix the problem.

The repairman might at this point explain what could have prevented the issue or part failure and how to avoid a future problem from happening. This generally includes yearly maintenance, which not only helps stop an A/C system breakdown, but in most cases also keeps your air conditioner’s warranty valid. Most expert air conditioner repair companies will offer an annual service plan so you don’t have to worry about making future HVAC tune-up appointments for your HVAC equipment.

At the end, they will discuss the process for repairing the failed part or fixing the issue. If you determine that AC repair is better for you than investing in an AC system upgrade, the technician will order any parts necessary and plan your follow-up appointment to fix your air conditioner. Or, if the necessary part is already obtainable on their van, they will begin the AC repair work with your go-ahead.

Keep in mind that throughout Mobile your HVAC equipment is in good hands with Climate Control Service Experts. Our service techs are ACE-certified and have been through extensive background checks so you can feel confident with the technicians we send into your home. If you ever come across any questions about your HVAC equipment or what to expect with your AC repair, give us a call around the clock at 251-202-7503 and we’ll be happy to walk you through the process.

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