How to Prepare Your Home For an Air Conditioning Repair
During a summer heatwave, having an air conditioner that’s not cooling enough or malfunctioning can be uncomfortable.
You’ll want to look for a fast and easy solution. Hiring the local AC repair technician should do that job, but there’s a way you can make their job more efficient and quicker.
Here are some tips to help you prepare your home and ensure a good AC repair job.
Check Everything Before Calling Somebody
When your AC isn’t working as it should, there’s a small checklist of stuff you should check before calling for air conditioning maintenance. This could save you and the technician a lot of time.
- Check the Power Source: It’s an obvious one but many people don’t realize it sometimes if the power in their neighborhood goes out. It’s good to check the power supply just in case.
- Test the Breaker Box: Even if the rest of your home has electricity flowing perfectly fine, a tripped HVAC breaker might be the reason the AC isn’t turning on.
- Inspect the Drain Line: AC units have a water safety feature that shuts the unit off to avoid water damage to your home. If the pan under the unit is filled with water, this could mean there’s a clogged drain.
Know the Brand and Model of the Unit
Each AC manufacturer has slight differences in their units and knowing the brand and model of the unit can help the technician get the essential information they need to start inspecting.
The model of the unit can tell them its inner workings, specific parts they need to buy, and some common issues the unit could have.
Tell Them the Problems You’ve Experienced
Once the repair technician enters your home, give them information regarding the issues you’ve had, like when it started happening and if there’s a problem with the airflow or if the unit makes strange noises.
Being informed about the issue straightaway can help them know what to look for and then get to the source of the problem. Even minor information like how often you change filters and when was the last time you had service calls.
Clear a Path Around the AC
Make the job easier for your AC technician by carving out a path for them to reach the inner and outer unit without any obstacles in the way. Additionally, you should also clear away objects near the unit, like furniture, plants, and any debris in the way.
Technicians must be very careful when dealing with electric and fragile AC parts, so safety is their first concern. Making sure they can easily see and reach what they need is crucial to ensuring their safety.
Ask Questions and Take Notes
Interacting with a technician isn’t something you do every day, wether it’s a luxury bathtub or an aircon unit, so take advantage of the repair job and ask them for useful information about your AC unit.
For instance, technicians are knowledgeable about every manufacturer and can tell you how to care for the unit correctly and techniques you can use to lower the electricity bill.
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