What to Expect During an AC Repair Appointment

June 25, 2016

So, suddenly your air conditioning system needs repair at your Winnipeg home and you’re not sure what to expect. It’s daunting enough to allow an AC repairman into your home, but then to wonder what they’re going to do could add even more unnecessary stress. No worries! Winnipeg Supply Service Experts is here to inform you on the standard air conditioning repair process so you’ll be informed when an expert A/C system service technician needs to visit your home.

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 inspect it to make sure that it’s not simply a thermostat settings problem. The service tech will confirm the thermostat is set to cool and then reduce the temperature to see if that will activate the AC. A faulty or improperly connected wire could be the culprit that’s keeping you from a comfortable home.

If there is still an issue, the technician may request to see your circuit breaker box. They will probably flip 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 service tech will then most likely ask you to see the air conditioner. Same as a doctor, the service tech will start their trial and error diagnosis process. There are multiple factors that could be the cause for an air conditioning system that isn’t functioning properly, and it’s up the technician to explore all the possible sources starting from the most typical issues to the least. The 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 verify it’s not obstructed or needs to be replaced. They will inspect your air conditioner’s refrigerant levels, confirm the air condenser fan is circulating properly, verify that the size of your air conditioner is correct for the size of your house, and examine the safety controls, wiring, and electronics.

Have answers, will fix

Once the air conditioning repairman has found the trouble, they should explain all your options to you. The conversation will generally start with the repairman explaining what the trouble is, what part (if any) went out, how or why it failed, and what function that part has for your air conditioner.

The repairman will then go into your options, which will involve changing out the part and fixing the issue, but could also include upgrading parts of the A/C, the AC itself, or your complete heating and AC system. In some cases, it may make more sense to purchase an entire new heating and AC system, particularly if the A/C system is past its prime, or prone to breaking down again and end up causing you to spend more on AC repairs in the end. The repairman will go over how much time, effort, and cost it will take to resolve the problem.

The service tech might now explain what could have avoided the problem or part failure and how to avoid a future issue. This typically includes proactive maintenance, which not only helps prevent an air conditioning breakdown, but in most situations also keeps your air conditioner’s warranty valid. Most expert air conditioning repair companies will offer a yearly maintenance plan so you don’t have to stress about making future heating and cooling tune-up appointments for your systems.

At the end, they will explain the process for repairing the failed part or correcting the trouble. If you decide that air conditioning repair is better for you than purchasing an upgraded air conditioning system, the repairman will order any parts needed and plan your next appointment to repair your A/C system. Or, if the part required is already accessible on their vehicle, they will move forward with the air conditioning repair work with your consent.

Always know that throughout Winnipeg you’re in good hands with Winnipeg Supply Service Experts. Our repairmen are NATE-certified and have received 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 A/C system or what to expect with your air conditioning repair, give us a call day or night at 204-800-0613 and we’ll be happy to discuss the process.

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