Air conditioners are used in almost every home and are one of the only products that are almost impossible for the average consumer to fix themselves. It is especially frustrating because a broken air conditioner can make the rest of your day miserable. In order to ensure that this unpleasant experience is short-lived, there are a couple things you can do to help the repair men.
1. Locate the Serial Number for your Air Conditioning Unit
Locating the serial number for the air conditioner will allow the air conditioner repair shop to give you the best possible service. With the serial number the repair service will be able prepare for the exact system you have instead of just the general type. You can locate the serial number in a couple ways. The first way is finding the owner's manual. This is the easiest way as the owner's manual should have the serial number listed on the front. Keep in mind that a serial number varies from eight to fourteen characters as there are many other numbers that could confuse you. The second way of finding the serial number is locating the receipt. If you still have the receipt you should be able to search the exact title of the product on the Internet and look at the product specifications. These specifications almost always list the serial number of the product.
2. Write Down the Problem in Detail
Writing down specifically what is wrong with your air conditioner could potentially save the repair men a lot of time because it allows them to skip the troubleshooting. If you cannot determine the exact problem, try writing down all the things symptoms of the problem and all the things you have tried to fix it. This will help them determine the issue much faster.
Both locating the serial number and writing down the problem will make the process of fixing your air conditioner much easier.
After your problem is fixed, in order to prevent further air conditioning repair, it is suggested that you clean the filter in your air conditioning system at least once a month. Depending on the air conditioner type, the process for cleaning the filter is very different. Read the instruction manual that came with your air conditioner as all manuals should have the specific process for your exact air conditioner. If you cannot find this manual, try searching online for the general process on your type of air conditioner using the exact title mentioned earlier.