What to Expect During an AC Repair Appointment

June 25, 2016

So, suddenly your AC system needs repair at your Fort Worth home and you have no idea what to expect. It’s nerve-wracking enough to let an AC repairman into your home, but then to not know what exactly they’re going to do tends to add even more unnecessary stress. But fear not! Calverley Service Experts is here to update you on the standard 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 arrives, the first thing they should do is ask to see the thermostat. It might seem silly, but they need to take a look at it to make sure that it’s not merely a thermostat settings problem. The service tech will verify the thermostat is programmed 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 culprit that’s standing in the way of you and a comfortable home.

If this doesn’t resolve the trouble, the technician may need to look at your circuit breaker box. They may switch 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 most likely request to see the A/C. Same as a doctor, the technician will start their trial and error diagnosis process. There are multiple variables 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 usual issues to the least. This 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 make sure it’s not obstructed or needs to be replaced. They will inspect your air conditioner’s refrigerant levels, confirm the air condenser fan is rotating properly, verify that the size of your A/C system is suitable for the size of your residence, and examine the electronics, safety controls, and wiring.

Have answers, will fix

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

The repairman will then go into your options, which will include changing out the part and correcting the problem, 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 invest in an entire new heating and AC system, especially 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 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 prevented the trouble or part failure and how to avoid a future problem from happening. This typically 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 companies will offer a yearly maintenance plan so you don’t have to think 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 AC repair is better for you than purchasing an upgraded air conditioning system, the repairman will order any parts needed and plan your new appointment to fix your AC. Or, if the part needed is already accessible on their van, they will go ahead and start the AC repair work with your consent.

Keep in mind that throughout Fort Worth your HVAC equipment is in good hands with Calverley Service Experts. Our technicians are NATE-certified and have undergone extensive background checks so you can feel safe and sure with the technicians we send into your home. If you ever think of any questions about your HVAC equipment or what to expect with your A/C system repair, give us a call day or night at 817-380-5647 and we’ll be happy to walk you through the process.

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