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How to Prepare Your Home for Your Next AC Repair

Published by Derek Cormier


If you have an upcoming repair scheduled for your air conditioner, you may be wondering what you can do to make sure it goes smoothly. We try to make things as easy as we can from our end. You can schedule an appointment online or by phone. We confirm the appointment by phone and text and even include a photo of the technician so you’ll be sure you’re opening the door to the right person. While we do schedule a 1-2-hour window when your technician might arrive, we also send email and text notifications when they’re on their way, showing exactly where they’re coming from and when to expect them. We also communicate clearly throughout the repair process so you can make any decisions with as much information as possible. 

There are a few things it would be helpful for you to do before your technician arrives. Here’s a handy checklist of five ways you can prepare for your AC repair so it will be as quick and easy as possible. 

1: Clear the Way

When you get air conditioning repair in Melbourne, FL, we don’t need you to clean your house from top to bottom until it sparkles. But your technician does need to access all the parts of your air conditioning system. This may include ducts and vents as well as the indoor portion of your AC unit. It’s very helpful to have any furniture or other obstructions cleared out of the way so that it’s easy to see and reach all of the things that may need to be inspected or repaired.

2: Trim the Outside Plants

The outdoor compressor unit also needs to be easy to access. To make this possible, it’s very helpful if hedges, grass, or other plants are trimmed out of the way. Any other debris or obstructions should also be removed. This is good general advice as well. Your air conditioner will work best with as much ventilation as possible, which means plants should never be up against the outdoor unit, and dead leaves should be raked away. 

3: Block Out Time

While we do everything in our power to be respectful of your time, you won’t know exactly how extensive the repairs will be or how long they will take until your technician has inspected your AC unit. Try to clear extra time in your schedule just in case the repair is more complex than you anticipated. 

4: Gather Documentation

Your technician will have a much clearer idea of how to proceed if you are able to provide service records for your air conditioner. Any documentation of when it was installed, when maintenance was performed, and what repairs it has previously received will be very helpful. 

5: Contain Pets

It will be greatly appreciated if your pets are kept in a separate part of the house while your technician is working. We love animals as much as anyone, but they can make it challenging to get the job done. We especially don’t want to step on a paw or tail of a friendly and curious pet while we’re carrying equipment and can’t see exactly where we’re putting our feet!

Contact Climate Experts Air, Plumbing & Electric today if you have any other questions about air conditioner repair. We’re your indoor weathermen!