What to Expect During an AC Repair Appointment

June 25, 2016

So, suddenly your A/C needs repair at your Toronto home and you don’t know what that entails. 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 can add another level of anxiety. But fear not! Service Experts Commercial HVAC is here to fill you in on the general A/C system repair process so you can be prepared when an expert A/C system service technician needs to pay you a visit.

AC Repair Starts Simple

When the technician arrives to your home, the first thing they will most likely do is request to see your thermostat. It might sound ridiculous, but they need to take a look at it to confirm that it’s not merely a thermostat settings problem. The repairman will confirm the thermostat is programmed to cool and then reduce the temperature to see if that will trigger the air conditioner. A defective or incorrectly connected wire could be all that’s keeping you from a comfortable home.

If this doesn’t resolve the trouble, the technician may ask you to see the circuit breaker box. They will probably 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 of AC Repair

The service tech will then probably ask to see the air conditioning equipment. Similar to a doctor, the technician will start their trial and error testing process. There are many variables that could be the reason for an A/C system that isn’t functioning properly, and it’s up the technician to check all the possible causes starting from the most usual issues to the least. The process could take anywhere from 5 to 60 minutes or more.

During the air conditioner diagnosis, they will likely check the air filter to confirm it’s not blocked or in need of replacing. They will inspect your AC refrigerant levels, make sure the air condenser fan is circulating properly, verify that the size of your air conditioning system is right for the size of your house, and check the electronics, safety controls, and wiring.

Have answers, will fix

Once the A/C system technician has discovered the problem, they should explain all your choices to you. The exchange will typically start with the repairman explaining what the problem is, what part (if any) died, how or why it went out, and what function that part has for your air conditioner.

The service tech will then go into your courses of action, which will include changing out the part and resolving the trouble, but could also include upgrading parts of the air conditioner, the AC itself, or your whole heating and AC system. In certain cases, it may make more sense to buy a whole new HVAC system, particularly if the air conditioner is past its prime, or prone to breaking down again and end up with you spending more on AC repairs by the time it’s all said and done. The repairman 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 problem or part failure and how to keep a future problem from happening. This typically includes yearly maintenance, which not only helps prevent an AC breakdown, but in most cases also keeps your AC system’s warranty valid. Most expert AC repair businesses will offer an annual 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 discuss the process for repairing the failed part or fixing the problem. If you determine that AC repair is better for you than investing in an AC system upgrade, the technician will order any parts needed and set up your new appointment to fix the AC. Or, if the necessary part is already available on their truck, they will begin the air conditioner repair work with your go-ahead.

Remember that throughout Toronto your system is in good hands with Service Experts Commercial HVAC. Our technicians are NATE-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 think of any questions about your A/C system or what to expect with your air conditioning repair, give us a call around the clock at 289-201-2346 and we’ll be happy to discuss the process.

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