What to Expect During an AC Repair Appointment

June 25, 2016

So, all of a sudden your AC 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 fill you in on the standard air conditioning repair process so you’ll be informed when an expert A/C system 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 check 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 air conditioning system. A faulty or incorrectly connected wire could be the culprit that’s standing in the way of you and 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 probably ask you to see the air conditioner. Same as a doctor, the service tech will start their trial and error testing process. There are multiple factors that could be the cause for an air conditioning system that isn’t running properly, and it’s up the repairman to investigate 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 check the 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 home, and examine the safety controls, wiring, and electronics.

Have answers, will fix

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

The repairman will then go into your courses of action, which will include replacing the part and correcting the problem, but could also involve upgrading parts of the A/C, the air conditioner itself, or your complete HVAC system. In certain cases, it may make more sense to purchase a whole new heating and AC system, particularly if the A/C system is past its prime, or likely to break down again and end up causing you to spend more on AC repairs in the end. The technician will go over how much time, effort, and cost it will take to fix the problem.

The service tech might now explain what could have prevented the issue or part failure and how to prevent a future issue. This usually includes seasonal maintenance, which not only helps prevent an AC 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 stress 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 correcting the trouble. If you decide that air conditioning repair is better for you than investing in an AC system upgrade, the repairman will order any parts needed and plan your follow-up appointment to repair your A/C system. Or, if the necessary part 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 technicians 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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