As your HVAC system ages. at some point you’ll have to call an HVAC contractor for repairs, scheduled maintenance or a full replacement. Knowing what goes on during an HVAC service call can help you ask important questions and make informed decisions on the spot. In this blog, Bartlett shares how you can prepare yourself for an HVAC service call.
Familiarize Yourself With Your HVAC System
You don’t have to know all the ins and outs of your HVAC system, but knowing where to find certain components such as the condenser (located in the outdoor unit), vents and various other parts of your HVAC system can help save time during an inspection. Becoming familiar with the signs and symptoms of HVAC issues can also be helpful if the technician asks when a particular problem started.
Perform Basic Troubleshooting
Many of the problems that affect HVAC systems can be resolved by following some simple troubleshooting steps. In many cases, the solution to a non-responsive air conditioner is simply resetting the thermostat. An air conditioner that doesn’t blow air, on the other hand, may have clogged filters. Before calling an HVAC technician, we recommend following the troubleshooting steps described in the care and maintenance guide. Waiting untilto call on an HVAC technician can help save you time and resources.
Have Relevant Paperwork Ready
Knowing the make and model of your air conditioning system, as well as its warranty coverage, can be helpful for the HVAC technician. This information can help them determine the root of the problem, as well as more easily identify parts that need to be replaced. The paperwork may also include a history of prior services conducted on your HVAC system, which can help shorten the time needed for diagnosis.
Keep Your Phone Within Reach
HVAC technicians will confirm your appointment a day ahead of time, and call you when they’re on their way. If you can’t be present for the inspection, they may call you if you need to sign off on repair costs, or if they need to know more about your HVAC system. Let your HVAC technician know if you can’t be reached at certain times. Keeping these things in mind can help keep your scheduled appointment hassle-free.
Call Bartlett for Your Plumbing and HVAC Needs
Bartlett is your leading provider of HVAC repairs, maintenance and installation services. Call us today at (630) 504-7855 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve Bartlett, Illinois, and surrounding areas.