What to Expect During an AC Repair Appointment

June 25, 2016

So, all of a sudden your air conditioner needs repair at your Dayton home and you don’t know what that entails. It’s stressful enough to let an A/C system repair technician into your home, but then to not be sure what they’re going to do could add another level of anxiety. No worries! Stevenson Service Experts is here to inform you on the standard air conditioning repair process so you will be prepared when an expert A/C system service technician needs to come out to your house.

AC Repair Starts Simple

When the repairman comes to your home, they should initially request to check your thermostat. It might sound silly, but they need to inspect it to verify that it’s not simply a thermostat settings issue. The repairman will confirm the thermostat is switched to cool and then lower the temperature to see if that will activate the air conditioning system. A flawed or incorrectly connected wire could be all that’s preventing you from having a comfortable home.

If this doesn’t fix the problem, the technician may ask you to see the circuit breaker box. They will probably flip the circuit switches to off and then back to on to see if that activates the AC.

Getting to the nitty-gritty of AC Repair

The service tech will then most likely ask you to see the A/C. Like a doctor, the service tech will begin their trial and error diagnosis process. There are multiple variables that could be the culprit of an AC that isn’t functioning properly, and it’s up the repairman to explore all the possible reasons 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 conditioning diagnosis, they will probably check the air filter to verify it’s not clogged or in need of replacing. They will check the air conditioner’s refrigerant levels, confirm 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 electronics, safety controls, and wiring.

Have answers, will fix

Once the A/C system repairman has pinpointed the trouble, he should explain all your options. The exchange will generally start with the repairman explaining what the issue is, what part (if any) went out, how or why it went out, and how that part makes your A/C system operate.

The service tech will then go into your choices, which will involve replacing the part and fixing the issue, but may also include upgrading parts of the A/C, the air conditioner itself, or your whole heating and AC system. In some cases, it may make more sense to buy a whole new HVAC system, specifically if the A/C system is past its prime, or likely to break down again and end up with you spending more on AC repairs by the time it’s all said and done. The technician will explain how much time, effort, and cost it will take to resolve the trouble.

The repairman might at this point explain what could have prevented the problem or part failure and how to keep a future problem from happening. This usually includes seasonal maintenance, which not only helps avoid 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 service plan so you don’t have to worry about making future AC tune-up appointments for your home.

Finally, they will explain the process for repairing the failed part or resolving the trouble. If you elect that A/C system repair is better for you than buying an upgraded A/C system, the repairman will order any parts necessary and plan your new appointment to repair your AC. Or, if the part needed is already accessible on their vehicle, they will begin the air conditioner repair work with your permission.

Keep in mind that throughout Dayton your HVAC equipment is in good hands with Stevenson Service Experts. Our technicians are NATE-certified and have received extensive background checks so you can feel safe and sure with the technicians we send into your home. If you ever have any questions about your AC or what to expect with your air conditioner repair, give us a call day or night at 937-503-7896 and we’ll be happy to explain the process.

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