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 don’t know what that entails. It’s daunting enough to let an A/C system repair technician into your home, but then to wonder what they’re going to do tends to add another level of anxiety. Not to worry! All American Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to fill you in on the general AC repair process so you’ll be ready when an expert A/C system service technician needs to visit your home.

It Starts Simple

When the technician comes to your home, they should initially request to check your thermostat. It might sound silly, but they need to check it to confirm that it’s not just a thermostat settings problem. The technician 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 preventing you from having a comfortable home.

If this doesn’t fix the problem, 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 activates the AC.

Getting to the nitty-gritty

The technician will then probably ask to see the AC system. Same as a doctor, the technician will commence their trial and error testing process. There are several factors that could be the reason for an A/C system that isn’t functioning properly, and it’s up the repairman to explore all the possible sources starting from the most frequent issues to the least. This process could take anywhere from five minutes to sixty, and sometimes longer.

During the air conditioner diagnosis, they will likely check the air filter to verify it’s not obstructed or needs to be replaced. They will check the 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 service tech has discovered the problem, he or she should explain all your choices to you. The exchange will generally start with the technician explaining what the issue is, what part (if any) failed, how or why it went out, and what that part does for your air conditioning system.

The technician will then go into your courses of action, 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 complete heating and AC system. In some cases, it may make more sense to invest in an entire new heating and AC system, particularly if the AC is past its prime, or susceptible to breaking down again and end up with you spending more on A/C system repairs in the long run. The service tech will go over how much time, effort, and cost it will take to fix the problem.

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 prevent 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 think 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 problem. If you elect that A/C system repair is better for you than investing in an AC system upgrade, the service tech will order any parts required and schedule your follow-up appointment to repair the air conditioner. Or, if the part required is already available on their vehicle, they will move forward with the air conditioning repair work with your go-ahead.

Always know that throughout Daytona Beach your system is in good hands with All American Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. Our service techs are NATE-certified and have been through extensive background checks so you can feel confident with the people we send into your home. If you ever have any questions about your A/C system or what to expect with your A/C system repair, give us a call day or night at 386-310-2061 and we’ll be happy to explain the process.

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