What to Expect During an AC Repair Appointment

June 25, 2016

So, all of a sudden your air conditioning system needs repair at your Fort Worth home and you have no idea what to expect. It’s nerve-wracking enough to allow an AC repairman into your home, but then to not be sure what they’re going to do tends to add even more unnecessary stress. Not to worry! Calverley Service Experts is here to update you on the basic air conditioner 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 technician comes to your home, they should initially request to check your thermostat. It might seem silly, but they need to take a look at it to make sure that it’s not just a thermostat settings problem. The service tech will verify the thermostat is switched to cool and then decrease the temperature to see if that will trigger the AC. A defective or incorrectly connected wire could be the culprit that’s keeping you from a comfortable home.

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

Getting to the nitty-gritty of AC Repair

The repairman will then probably ask to see the AC system. Same as a doctor, the technician will start their trial and error testing process. There are multiple things that could be the cause for an A/C system that isn’t operating properly, and it’s up the service tech to explore all the possible causes starting from the most standard issues to the least. The diagnostic process could take anywhere from five minutes to sixty, and sometimes longer.

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

Have answers, will fix

Once the AC technician has pinpointed the trouble, they should explain all your options to you. The conversation will typically start with the repairman explaining what the trouble is, what part (if any) went out, how or why it died, and what that part does for your air conditioning system.

The repairman will then go into your courses of action, which will involve changing out the part and fixing the issue, but could also involve upgrading parts of the A/C, the A/C system itself, or your entire heating and cooling system. In particular cases, it may make more sense to purchase a whole new heating and AC system, specifically if the AC is past its prime, or susceptible to breaking down again and end up causing you to spend more on A/C system repairs by the time it’s all said and done. The technician will explain how much time, effort, and cost it will take to fix the problem.

The repairman may at this point explain what could have prevented the trouble or part failure and how to avoid a future problem from happening. This usually includes being proactive with annual maintenance, which not only helps stop an A/C system breakdown, but in most situations also keeps your air conditioner’s warranty valid. Most expert AC repair businesses will offer a yearly maintenance plan so you don’t have to worry about making future heating and cooling tune-up appointments for your home.

At the end, they will go over the process for repairing the failed part or fixing the trouble. If you choose that A/C system repair is better for you than purchasing an upgraded air conditioning system, the repairman will order any parts necessary and plan your new appointment to fix your air conditioner. Or, if the part needed is already accessible on their van, they will go ahead and start the air conditioner repair work with your consent.

Keep in mind that throughout Fort Worth your HVAC equipment is in good hands with Calverley Service Experts. Our repairmen are ACE-certified and have been through 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 HVAC equipment or what to expect with your air conditioning repair, give us a call 24/7 at 817-380-5647 and we’ll be happy to walk you through the process.

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