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Need Repairs on Your AC? 4 Steps to Take Before Your Appointment

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Now that fall is here, it's time to get your air conditioner ready for shutdown procedures. The best way to put your air conditioner to sleep for the winter is to leave the process to your HVAC technician. That way, they can shut down your air conditioner and start up your heater at the same time. If your air conditioner has been giving you problems this summer, it's a good idea to have those issues addressed during the maintenance appointment. To make sure the appointment goes as efficiently as possible, here are four steps you should take. 

Ensure Easy Access to Unit

If your air conditioner needs repairs before it gets shut down for the winter, ensure easy access. This is especially important if your air conditioner is located in an out-of-the-way location. Before your appointment, remove any obstacles that could pose a risk for your HVAC technician. That way, you don't need to worry about accidents and injuries. If you have pets, be sure to put them in a safe location before your HVAC technician arrives. 

Document the Issues You're Having

If you're having trouble with your air conditioner, be sure to document those issues. It's not always easy to remember all the details when the HVAC technician is there. The HVAC technician might not be able to address all the problems you're having with your air conditioner if they don't have an idea of what issues you have been having. If you have a list of issues that you can discuss with your technician, they'll have an easier time identifying all the repairs that need to be tackled. 

Be Prepared With a List of Questions

If you've made an appointment to have your air conditioner repaired, be prepared with a list of questions. Some of the questions you might have include issues related to airflow, moisture problems, or thermostat problems. As the technician answers those questions, make note of the answers. Writing them down will allow you to refer back to the information if you encounter the problem later. It's also a good idea to write down any questions you might think of while the technician is repairing your air conditioner. That way, you can ask them as soon as the technician is done with the repairs. 

Have Your Warranty Information Ready

Finally, if you need to make an appointment to have your air conditioner repaired, gather your warranty information. You'll need to provide this information to the HVAC company when the technician comes out to take care of the repairs. You'll also need to provide this information when you call to schedule the appointment. 

For more information about air conditioning repair before the end of the season, contact a local HVAC service.