Steps to Take When You Notice the First Signs of AC Repair
Noticing the signs that you need an AC repair can be unnerving because you don’t know what to expect. You start to wonder if you need a replacement, how long the AC repair will take, how much it will cost, when you can fit it in your schedule, and more. And trust that you’re not alone in these thoughts. However, when you notice those first signs that something is wrong with your air conditioning unit, there are a few proactive steps that you need to take. To help you get started, here’s a checklist of those steps to take when you notice that your unit isn’t working like normal.
Identify the Problem
The first step is pretty simple, and you’ve probably already identified the basic problem such as no airflow, temperatures not being reached, and strange sounds. If you haven’t identified where the problem seems to be stemming from, that’s okay. When the AC repair experts get there, they will have the professional grade tools and techniques to accurately identify the issue and fix it.
Find a Reputable AC Repair Company
Once you’ve identified there is a problem, you need to find a reputable AC repair company if you don’t already have one. Make sure they are licensed and insured, and they have experience working in the industry. The best AC repair technicians are straightforward about pricing and clear when answering your questions.
Schedule an Appointment Right Away
Now that you’ve found a reputable AC repair company, schedule an appointment to have an inspection completed. The sooner you get this appointment on the calendar, the better your chance of preventing a more significant problem from happening.
Prepare for the Technician to Visit
With the appointment on the calendar, take the time to go around your home and prepare for the visit from the technician. Keep all areas that they’ll need access to clear such as around the unit and vents. Put pets in a safe place, so the technician can work in a distraction-free area, and they don’t get out when doors and gates open and close. If you want to learn more about what the technician will need access to, don’t hesitate to ask.
Schedule an Annual Service Call
Once the appointment with the HVAC technician is complete, go ahead and schedule a yearly service call to prevent AC repairs from happening in the future. By keeping up with these, you’ll have fewer repairs and your unit will last longer.
Keep up with routine at-home maintenance
After completing this checklist, make sure you’re taking care of at-home maintenance. One of the most important and affordable ways to ensure your unit works in prime condition for years to come is to change filters at least once a month. If you have pets or many people living in the home, consider changing the filter more frequently. Be sure to practice smart temperature setting as well and continue to clean debris around the unit.
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