What to Expect During an AC Repair Appointment

So, without notice your AC system needs repair at your Columbus home and you’re not sure what to expect. It’s stressful enough to allow an A/C system repair technician into your home, but then to wonder what they’re going to do could add another level of anxiety. No worries! Stevenson Service Experts is here to fill you in on the standard air conditioning repair process so you’ll be informed when an expert air conditioning service technician needs to pay you a visit. 

AC Repair Starts Simple 

When the service tech arrives, the first thing they should do is ask to see the thermostat. It might sound silly, but they need to take a look at it to confirm that it’s not simply a thermostat settings issue. The technician will check that the thermostat is programmed to cool and then lower the temperature to see if that will start up the air conditioner. A flawed or incorrectly connected wire could be the only thing 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 switch 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 likely ask to see the A/C. Same as a doctor, the technician will begin their trial and error diagnosis process. There are many variables that could be the cause for an air conditioner that isn’t operating properly, and it’s up the service tech to explore all the possible sources starting from the most ordinary issues to the least. This process could take anywhere from five minutes to sixty, and sometimes longer. 

During the air conditioner diagnosis, they will most likely check the air filter to make sure it’s not clogged or needs to be replaced. They will examine the air conditioner’s refrigerant levels, make sure the air condenser fan is rotating properly, make sure that the size of your air conditioning system is correct for the size of your house, and inspect the safety controls, wiring, and electronics. 

Once the A/C system service tech has determined the problem, he or she should explain all your options to you. The exchange will generally start with the repairman explaining what the issue is, what part (if any) died, how or why it failed, and air conditioner operate}. 

The service tech will then go into your options, which will entail swapping out the part and fixing the trouble, but might also entail upgrading parts of the AC system, the A/C system itself, or your whole heating and cooling system. In particular cases, it may make more sense to buy a complete new heating and AC system, especially if the AC is past its prime, or susceptible to breaking down again and end up costing you more for A/C system repairs in the long run. The repairman will go over how much time, effort, and cost it will take to resolve the trouble. 

The technician may now explain what could have been done to prevent the issue or part failure and how to keep a future issue. This usually includes yearly 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 air conditioning repair businesses will offer a yearly service plan so you don’t have to worry about making future AC tune-up appointments for your home. 

Finally, they will discuss the process for repairing the failed part or fixing the issue. If you determine that air conditioning repair is better for you than buying an upgraded A/C system, the technician will order any parts necessary and schedule your next appointment to fix your AC. Or, if the part required is already handy on their van, they will begin the air conditioner repair work with your approval. 

Remember that throughout Columbus your system is in good hands with Stevenson Service Experts. Our technicians are ACE-certified and have been through extensive background checks so you can feel safe and sure with the men and women we send into your home. If you ever come across any questions about your AC or what to expect with your air conditioning repair, give us a call 24/7 at 614-334-3192 and we’ll be happy to discuss the process. 

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