What to Expect During an AC Repair Appointment

June 25, 2016

So, all of a sudden your A/C needs repair at your Voorhees home and you have no idea what to expect. It’s daunting enough to let an AC repairman into your home, but then to wonder what they’re going to do tends to add another level of anxiety. Not to worry! Atmostemp Service Experts is here to inform you on the standard air conditioner 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 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 verify that it’s not simply a thermostat settings problem. The repairman will verify the thermostat is flipped to cool and then decrease the temperature to see if that will trigger the air conditioning system. A faulty or improperly connected wire could be the only thing that’s standing in the way of you and a comfortable home.

If there is still an issue, the technician may request to see your circuit breaker box. They might set 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 most likely request to see the air conditioning equipment. Same as a doctor, the technician will start their trial and error diagnosis process. There are multiple factors that could be the reason for an air conditioning system that isn’t functioning properly, and it’s up the technician to explore all the possible causes starting from the most normal issues to the least. The 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 make sure it’s not obstructed or needs to be replaced. They will check the air conditioner’s refrigerant levels, confirm the air condenser fan is rotating properly, verify that the size of your A/C system is appropriate for the size of your home, and check the wiring, electronics and safety controls.

Have answers, will fix

Once the A/C system repairman has determined the trouble, he should explain all your options to you. The exchange will generally start with the technician explaining what the problem is, what part (if any) went out, how or why it went out, and what function that part has for your air conditioner.

The service tech will then go into your courses of action, which will involve swapping out the part and correcting the problem, but could also include upgrading parts of the AC system, the AC itself, or your complete HVAC system. In some cases, it may make more sense to invest in a complete new heating and AC system, particularly 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 technician will explain how much time, effort, and cost it will take to fix the issue.

The repairman may now explain what could have been done to prevent the problem or part failure and how to avoid a future issue. This typically includes yearly maintenance, which not only helps avoid an air conditioning breakdown, but in most experiences also keeps your AC system’s warranty valid. Most expert air conditioning repair businesses will offer an annual maintenance plan so you don’t have to worry about making future AC tune-up appointments for your home.

Lastly, they will explain the process for repairing the failed part or fixing the trouble. If you choose that air conditioning repair is better for you than buying an upgraded A/C system, the repairman will order any parts necessary and schedule your new appointment to fix the air conditioner. Or, if the part needed is already available on their van, they will begin the air conditioning repair work with your go-ahead.

Keep in mind that throughout Voorhees your HVAC equipment is in good hands with Atmostemp Service Experts. Our repairmen are ACE-certified and have received 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 air conditioning system or what to expect with your air conditioning repair, give us a call 24/7 at 856-310-4824 and we’ll be happy to explain the process.

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