What to Expect During an AC Repair Appointment

June 25, 2016

So, suddenly your A/C needs repair at your Waldorf home and you don’t know what that entails. It’s stressful enough to let an AC repairman into your home, but then to not be sure what they’re going to do could add another level of anxiety. Not to worry! A-PLUS Service Experts is here to inform you on the basic A/C system repair process so you’ll be informed 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 make sure that it’s not simply a thermostat settings problem. The technician will verify the thermostat is switched to cool and then decrease the temperature to see if that will start up the AC. A flawed or improperly connected wire could be the only thing 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 set 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 technician will then probably request to see the air conditioning equipment. Same as a doctor, the service tech will begin their trial and error discovery process. There are many variables that could be the reason for an air conditioner that isn’t functioning properly, and it’s up the service tech to evaluate all the possible reasons starting from the most normal issues to the least. This process could take anywhere from 5 to 60 minutes or more.

During the A/C system diagnosis, they will probably check the air filter to make sure it’s not obstructed or requires replacing. They will inspect your air conditioner’s refrigerant levels, confirm the air condenser fan is spinning properly, verify that the size of your air conditioning system is suitable for the size of your home, and check the electronics, safety controls, and wiring.

Have answers, will fix

Once the air conditioner repairman has discovered the trouble, he or she should explain all your options to you. The exchange will usually start with the service tech explaining what the issue is, what part (if any) went out, how or why it went out, and what function that part has for your air conditioner.

The technician will then go into your options, which will include replacing the part and resolving the trouble, but may also entail upgrading parts of the air conditioner, the A/C system itself, or your whole heating and cooling system. In some cases, it may make more sense to buy a whole new heating and AC system, especially if the A/C system is past its prime, or likely to break down again and end up with you spending more on A/C system repairs in the long run. The technician will explain how much time, effort, and cost it will take to resolve the trouble.

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

Finally, they will discuss the process for repairing the failed part or fixing the issue. If you decide that A/C system repair is better for you than investing in an AC system upgrade, the service tech will order any parts needed and set up your new appointment to repair your air conditioner. Or, if the part required is already obtainable on their truck, they will begin the air conditioning repair work with your consent.

Remember that throughout Waldorf you’re in good hands with A-PLUS Service Experts. Our repairmen are ACE-certified and have undergone extensive background checks so you can feel comfortable with the men and women we send into your home. If you ever have any questions about your AC or what to expect with your air conditioning repair, give us a call around the clock at 301-747-3140 and we’ll be happy to discuss the process.

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