What to Expect During an AC Repair Appointment

June 25, 2016

So, without notice your air conditioner needs repair at your Daytona Beach home and you’re not sure what to expect. It’s daunting enough to allow an A/C system repair technician into your home, but then to wonder what they’re going to do can add a whole other level of concern. Not to worry! All American Air Service Experts is here to fill you in on the general AC repair process so you can be ready when an expert A/C system service technician needs to visit your home.

AC Repair Starts Simple

When the repairman arrives, the first thing they should do is ask to see the thermostat. It might sound silly, but they need to check it to confirm that it’s not merely a thermostat settings problem. The technician will confirm the thermostat is set to cool and then reduce the temperature to see if that will trigger the air conditioner. A faulty or incorrectly connected wire could be the culprit that’s preventing you from having a comfortable home.

If there is still an issue, the technician may need to look at your 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 technician will then probably ask to see the A/C. Same as a doctor, the repairman will commence their trial and error diagnosis process. There are many factors that could be the reason for an A/C system that isn’t running properly, and it’s up the technician to explore all the possible sources starting from the most common issues to the least. This process could take anywhere from five minutes to sixty, and sometimes longer.

During the air conditioning diagnosis, they will likely check the air filter to verify it’s not obstructed or in need of replacing. They will inspect your air conditioner’s refrigerant levels, verify the air condenser fan is turning properly, confirm that the size of your air conditioning system is correct for the size of your residence, and check the safety controls, wiring, and electronics.

Have answers, will fix

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

The technician will then go into your options, which will entail swapping out the part and resolving the trouble, but might also include upgrading parts of the air conditioner, the air conditioner itself, or your entire heating and AC system. In certain cases, it may make more sense to invest in a whole new heating and AC system, particularly if the air conditioner is past its prime, or susceptible to breaking down again and end up costing you more for A/C system repairs by the time it’s all said and done. The service tech will go over how much time, effort, and cost it will take to fix the issue.

The technician may at this point explain what could have prevented the trouble or part failure and how to avoid a future issue from occurring. This generally includes being proactive with annual maintenance, which not only helps avoid an air conditioning breakdown, but in most experiences also keeps your air conditioner’s warranty valid. Most expert AC repair businesses will offer an annual maintenance plan so you don’t have to worry about making future AC tune-up appointments for your HVAC equipment.

Finally, they will go over the process for repairing the failed part or resolving the issue. If you elect that A/C system repair is better for you than purchasing an upgraded air conditioning system, the service tech will order any parts required and set up your next appointment to repair the air conditioner. Or, if the part required is already available on their vehicle, they will go ahead and start the air conditioning repair work with your go-ahead.

Keep in mind that throughout Daytona Beach you’re in good hands with All American Air Service Experts. Our service techs are ACE-certified and have undergone extensive background checks so you can feel confident with the people we send into your home. If you ever think of any questions about your AC or what to expect with your air conditioning repair, give us a call day or night at 386-310-2061 and we’ll be happy to walk you through the process.

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