What to Expect During an AC Repair Appointment

June 25, 2016

So, suddenly your A/C needs repair at your Fort Lauderdale home and you’re not sure what to expect. It’s daunting enough to let an A/C system repair technician into your home, but then to not know what exactly they’re going to do could add even more unnecessary stress. Not to worry! Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to inform you on the standard air conditioner repair process so you will be informed when an expert AC service technician needs to come out to your house.

AC Repair Starts Simple

When the service tech comes to your home, they should initially request to check your thermostat. It might sound ridiculous, but they need to inspect it to confirm that it’s not simply a thermostat settings error. The technician will check that the thermostat is set to cool and then reduce the temperature to see if that will trigger the air conditioner. A faulty or improperly connected wire could be the culprit that’s standing in the way of you and a comfortable home.

If this doesn’t fix the problem, the technician may request to see your circuit breaker box. They may flip 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 probably request to see the air conditioning equipment. Similar to a doctor, the repairman will begin their trial and error diagnosis process. There are multiple factors that could be the culprit of 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 frequent issues to the least. This process could take anywhere from 5 to 60 minutes or more.

During the AC diagnosis, they will likely check the air filter to confirm it’s not clogged or requires replacing. They will inspect your AC refrigerant levels, verify the air condenser fan is circulating properly, verify that the size of your A/C system is appropriate for the size of your home, and inspect the safety controls, wiring, and electronics.

Have answers, will fix

Once the air conditioning repairman has identified the issue, they should explain all your options. The conversation will generally start with the technician explaining what the issue is, what part (if any) died, how or why it failed, and what that part does for your air conditioning system.

The service tech will then go into your courses of action, which will involve changing out the part and fixing the issue, but may also entail upgrading parts of the AC system, the A/C system itself, or your entire HVAC system. In some cases, it may make more sense to purchase an entire new heating and cooling system, especially if the A/C system is past its prime, or susceptible to breaking down again and end up costing you more for air conditioning repairs in the long run. The repairman will discuss how much time, effort, and cost it will take to fix the problem.

The repairman may now explain what could have avoided the trouble or part failure and how to prevent a future issue. This usually includes seasonal maintenance, which not only helps stop an air conditioning breakdown, but in most cases also keeps your air conditioning warranty valid. Most expert AC repair businesses will offer a yearly service plan so you don’t have to stress about making future HVAC tune-up appointments for your HVAC equipment.

At the end, they will explain the process for repairing the failed part or correcting the trouble. If you elect that AC repair is better for you than purchasing an upgraded air conditioning system, the service tech will order any parts required and plan your follow-up appointment to repair the A/C system. Or, if the part required is already handy on their truck, they will go ahead and start the air conditioning repair work with your consent.

Always know that throughout Fort Lauderdale your system is in good hands with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. Our repairmen are NATE-certified and have undergone extensive background checks so you can feel safe and sure with the people we send into your home. If you ever have any questions about your AC or what to expect with your A/C system repair, give us a call around the clock at 954-736-4314 and we’ll be happy to discuss the process.

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