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What Can You Expect During an AC Repair?


When you hire a professional to inspect your air conditioner, you may not know what they are looking at or correcting. However, their process is no secret and there are quite a few measures that an AC technician takes to guarantee that your unit will function to the fullest of its ability.

With Performance Based Heating & Air assisting you on your next AC repair in Jamestown, CA, we’ll explain everything we are doing to your unit so that you are never in the dark. Here are some of the things we look for when inspecting your unit.

Motor Inspections

One of the most common air conditioner repairs is the motor. The motor runs the fan that circulates the cool air, which could burn out or overheat if utilized for a lengthy period. If the AC repair technician detects that the motor is the source of the problem, they will first determine whether or not it is still covered under warranty. If that’s the case, we’ll contact the manufacturer and ask for a replacement. If the warranty has expired, we will give you an estimate for a new motor. In some cases, we may be able to repair the existing motor rather than replace it. The severity of the damage and the availability of spare parts will also influence this.

Air Compressor

Another common problem is with the air conditioner’s compressor. The compressor circulates the refrigerant throughout the system and might get dry over time. As a result, the compressor may overheat and eventually fail. Lubricating the compressor keeps it cool and safe from damage. Along with working on the compressor, your technician may need to replace the refrigerant levels in the unit.


The connections can corrode with time, preventing electricity from flowing and causing the air conditioner to fail. A technician will first turn off the unit’s power to examine the contacts. Then, they will remove the thermostat cover and inspect the contacts for rust. If necessary, they will clean the contacts with a wire brush or sandpaper. In some cases, the contacts may need to be fully replaced.

Other Services

In addition to the above repairs and inspections, the technician may inspect your unit’s coils and wiring to ensure they are clean and not worn. Both can cause simple problems such as blowing warm air or overheating if not appropriately handled. Our AC techs can resolve many difficulties that ACs encounter if they are detected in a timely way, which is why it is critical to have a professional inspect it before using it for the first time in the summer.

Do Not Try It Yourself

Trying to fix an AC problem with an untrained hand is significantly riskier and may cause even more harm to your air conditioner. Trained technicians understand all aspects of your system and will leave you satisfied with their work. Performance Based Heating & Air employs such professionals who have long served our neighbors throughout Sonora, Angels Camp, Jamestown, and everywhere in between.

Feel free to ask us any questions regarding what your expert is doing when you get your system repaired. We are always happy to assist you!


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