Like any other machine, your Ac might breakdown without warning, and that’s when you may need to enlist the help of professionals. And even though you may have scheduled maintenance every year, you can’t afford to stay without an Ac, especially with harsh weather conditions. 

So, suppose your system breaks down in the middle of a cold winter or hot summer. In that case, you can reach out to Air Makers or other reputable AC technicians who will trip to your house and check out the issue. If you lack the expertise, don’t try to DIY, as you may have a bigger problem.

But letting a stranger into your house may be tricky, especially if you aren’t sure what they are working on. As a result, this article sheds light on what to expect from an AC repair and installation. 

  • The Beginning Will Be Simple

The first thing to expect is the technician will observe the bigger picture by looking for obvious things, such as checking the thermostat to rule out a setting issue. For instance, they might set the thermostat to cool, lower the temperature, and ensure you can use your AC easily.

In addition, you should expect the technician to turn circuit switches on and off to check if it resolves the issue. Next, they may need to know if it’s a heating or cooling problem. If it may be a heating problem, you may notice that they may change the energy from fuel to heat. 

  • An AC Diagnosis Will Be Performed

An AC diagnosis will entail checking all possible sources of the problem, from the most frequent to the least. The technician may check the refrigerant for any leaks in the lines that may cause a lack of cooling in the air. 

Another common problem may be frozen evaporator coils that get little to no warm air from your air conditioning supply registers. Your technician may lookout for a layer of ice built up on the outside to be sure. 

You may also notice the technician inspecting your condenser coils that get rid of the heat in your air. The dirt on the coils may have stopped heat transfer making your system work overtime. 

In addition, the technician may inspect for any fan problems caused by a faulty motor, lack of lubrication, dirt, debris, and worn belts. Another common problem that might need inspection is the leaking ducts that lower the working power of your system.

  • You’ll Get A Breakdown Of The Problem

Once the technician has found where the problem lies, they should explain it to you bit by bit until you understand. In some cases, you may be experiencing system problems, including furnace issues that lead to breakdowns, increased energy cost, and poor performance.

Suppose the problem is an overheating furnace that shuts off at a high limit. In that case, your technician may explain that it may be caused by dirty filters that’ll restrict airflow, thus slowing down your system and restricting airflow.

Another major problem is the ignition that may result from different causes. These include a gas supply problem, wear and tear of components such as the thermocouple, delayed ignition, pilot outage, furnace lockout, or short cycling. Your technician will be able to explain what each term means and how it may have happened.

If your thermostat malfunctioned, your technician will diagnose it and find the cause, which may include wrong settings or dead batteries. The problem may lie in mechanical wear and tear that your technician will point out to you in some cases. 

The mechanical wear and tear may affect components such as belts and bearings, resulting in overheating, airflow issues, and poor heating. If you’re experiencing furnace noises, you may get an explanation of bearings or blower motor failing. 

  • Your Choices Will Be Explained

Once you’ve understood where the problem lies, the technician will explain your choices to solve the problem. In some instances, they may fix some issues, and in others, they may need new parts or a new system. 

For instance, if the problem you’re experiencing is dirty filters, you have two choices: regularly cleaning them in warm water or replacing them. Your preference will be influenced by the type of filter you have. 

You can choose to upgrade your filter to one that traps dust and other tiny allergens to keep your air clean. However, if you already have the upgraded one, you can easily clean it and place it back.

For a thermostat malfunction, your technician may suggest moving the thermostat to a normally closed room to avoid turning on way too much. Another choice is to set your thermostat to the required temperature. 

You may only have one choice of replacing the component with a new one with high performance for mechanical wear and tear. As for unusual furnace noises, the technician may need to get new parts for repair to avoid further problems. 

  • The Technician Will Go Through The Repairing Process

The technician will now start the repairing process with the problem detected and a choice settled on. He will know how much time, cost, and effort it’ll take to ensure that the problem is fixed. 

If you decide to repair the system instead of buying a new one, the technician will now get the spare parts for the repair. If the parts you need require ordering, you may need to schedule a date for the repairs to happen.

  • You Will Get An Explanation Of What To Do

Once the problem is fixed, the tech will explain the trouble and the steps of avoiding it in the future. They will also shed light on how the situation developed and how long it took. You may also get some troubleshooting classes that might help you in the future. 

You should also expect a maintenance plan from the technician to ensure that our AC is in good shape or get your issues fixed before it worsens. 

Bottom Line

When experiencing some problems with your system, you may need to call a technician who will offer a diagnostic and find a solution to your system. However, you should also know what to expect when a repair and installation company sends help. 

Ensure you research companies around you that deal with repair and installation at a great price. They should also have a high rating and customer reviews to show you what to expect from them.