When you hire an AC professional to check your air conditioner, you might not know what they are looking at or fixing. But their process isn’t a secret, and there are several steps that an AC technician takes to make sure that your unit works as well as it can.
When you hire RCL Mechanical to handle your AC repair in Raynham, MA, we’ll tell you everything we’re doing so you’re never in the dark. When we check out your unit, we look for these things:
The motor is one of the most common parts to break in an air conditioner. If your AC is on all the time, the engine running the fans could burn out or get too hot.
If the AC technician finds that the problem is with the motor, they will first check to see if the warranty is still active. If that’s the case, we’ll call the company that made it and ask for a new one. If the warranty has run out, we will tell you how much a new motor will cost. In some cases, we might be able to fix the motor instead of buying a new one. However, it will also depend on how bad the damage is and how easy it is to get replacement parts.
The compressor is another part of the air conditioner that often goes wrong. The compressor moves the refrigerant around the system, which may wear out over time. Because of this, the compressor might get too hot and break down. Lubricating the compressor keeps it from overheating and keeps it from breaking. In addition to fixing the compressor, your technician may need to change the amount of refrigerant in the unit.
Over time, the connections can rust, which stops electricity from flowing and makes the air conditioner stop working. Before looking at the contacts, the technician will turn off the power to the unit. Then, they will take off the thermostat’s cover and look for rust on the contacts. If they need to, they will use a wire brush or sandpaper to clean the contacts. In some cases, replacing all of the contacts may be necessary.
In addition to the above repairs and checks, the technician may also check your unit’s coils and wiring to ensure they are clean and not worn. Both can cause simple problems, like blowing warm air or getting too hot, if they are not used correctly. AC technicians can fix many air conditioner problems if caught early, so it’s important to have a professional check it before you use it for the first time in the summer.
If you don’t know what you’re doing, trying to fix your AC on your own is much riskier, and you could do even more damage. Trained technicians know everything there is to know about your system and will do an excellent job for you. RCL Mechanical has people on staff who have been helping our neighbors in the Bristol and Plymouth counties and homeowners in the South Shore Region for a long time. Contact us today!