What to Expect During an AC Repair Appointment

June 25, 2016

So, suddenly your air conditioner needs repair at your Miami home and you’re not sure what to expect. It’s daunting enough to allow an air conditioner repair technician into your home, but then to not know what exactly they’re going to do can add another level of anxiety. No worries! Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to fill you in on the general A/C system repair process so you’ll be ready when an expert AC service technician needs to come out to your house.

It 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 take a look at it to confirm that it’s not just a thermostat settings problem. The repairman will check that the thermostat is switched to cool and then lower the temperature to see if that will trigger the air conditioning system. A flawed or incorrectly connected wire could be the only thing 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 may switch 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

The service tech will then most likely ask you to see the air conditioner. Same as a doctor, the technician will commence their trial and error testing process. There are several things that could be the culprit of an air conditioning system that isn’t functioning properly, and it’s up the technician to inspect all the possible sources starting from the most normal issues to the least. The 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 obstructed or in need of replacing. They will inspect your A/C system’s refrigerant levels, verify the air condenser fan is circulating properly, confirm that the size of your AC is right for the size of your residence, and inspect the wiring, electronics and safety controls.

Have answers, will fix

Once the A/C system technician has found the issue, he should explain all your options. The conversation will generally start with the technician explaining what the problem is, what part (if any) failed, how or why it died, and what function that part has for your air conditioner.

The service tech will then go into your options, which will entail changing out the part and resolving the trouble, but could also include upgrading parts of the AC system, the AC itself, or your entire HVAC system. In particular cases, it may make more sense to buy a complete new heating and AC system, specifically if the AC is past its prime, or prone to breaking down again and end up costing you more for A/C system repairs by the time it’s all said and done. The service tech will discuss how much time, effort, and cost it will take to fix the problem.

The service tech might at this point explain what could have avoided the problem or part failure and how to prevent a future problem from happening. This generally includes seasonal maintenance, which not only helps prevent an AC breakdown, but in most situations also keeps your AC system’s warranty valid. Most expert air conditioner repair businesses will offer a yearly service plan so you don’t have to think about making future AC tune-up appointments for your home.

Lastly, they will explain the process for repairing the failed part or correcting the problem. If you decide that A/C system repair is better for you than investing in an AC system upgrade, the repairman will order any parts required and schedule your next appointment to repair your AC. Or, if the part required is already obtainable on their vehicle, they will move forward with the air conditioning repair work with your go-ahead.

Remember that throughout Miami you’re in good hands with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. Our technicians are NATE-certified and have been through extensive background checks so you can feel confident with the people 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 day or night at 305-440-1505 and we’ll be happy to discuss the process.

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