What to Expect During an AC Repair Appointment

June 25, 2016

So, suddenly your AC system needs repair at your London home and you don’t know what that entails. It’s stressful enough to welcome an A/C system repair technician into your home, but then to not know what exactly they’re going to do tends to add a whole other level of concern. Not to worry! Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to inform you on the standard air conditioning repair process so you canyou will be prepared when an expert AC service technician needs to come out to your house.

It Starts Simple

When the repairman arrives to your home, the first thing they will most likely do is request to see your thermostat. It might seem silly, but they need to take a look at it to confirm that it’s not simply a thermostat settings error. The technician will confirm the thermostat is programmed to cool and then reduce the temperature to see if that will start up the air conditioning system. A faulty or incorrectly connected wire could be the culprit that’s preventing you from having a comfortable home.

If this doesn’t resolve the trouble, the technician may request to see your circuit breaker box. They might switch the circuit switches to off and then back to on to see if that resets the system.

Getting to the nitty-gritty

The repairman will then most likely ask you to see the AC system. Same as a doctor, the service tech will commence their trial and error discovery process. There are many factors that could be the cause for an air conditioner that isn’t operating properly, and it’s up the repairman to inspect all the possible causes starting from the most usual issues to the least. This process could take anywhere from 5 to 60 minutes or more.

During the air conditioner diagnosis, they will most likely check the air filter to confirm it’s not clogged or needs to be replaced. They will inspect your air conditioner’s refrigerant levels, verify the air condenser fan is spinning properly, verify that the size of your A/C system is right for the size of your residence, and examine the safety controls, wiring, and electronics.

Have answers, will fix

Once the A/C system technician has determined the problem, he should explain all your options to you. The conversation will usually start with the repairman explaining what the issue is, what part (if any) died, how or why it went out, and how that part makes your air conditioner operate.

The repairman will then go into your choices, which will involve replacing the part and correcting the problem, but may also include upgrading parts of the AC system, the A/C system itself, or your complete heating and AC system. In some cases, it may make more sense to buy a complete new heating and AC system, particularly if the air conditioner is past its prime, or prone to breaking down again and end up with you spending more on air conditioning repairs in the end. The technician will explain how much time, effort, and cost it will take to rectify the problem.

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

Lastly, they will discuss the process for repairing the failed part or fixing the problem. If you decide that air conditioning repair is better for you than buying an upgraded A/C system, the service tech will order any parts required and set up your follow-up appointment to repair your AC. Or, if the part required is already available on their van, they will move forward with the air conditioning repair work with your go-ahead.

Always know that throughout London your system is in good hands with Roy Inch & Sons 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 men and women we send into your home. If you ever think of any questions about your air conditioning system or what to expect with your air conditioner repair, give us a call day or night at 226-270-1164 and we’ll be happy to discuss the process.

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