If we’re certain about one thing this spring, it’s that customers have a lot of questions about the condition and functionality of their air conditioners. People are tightening their belts (literally and figuratively) while they get ready to save up for that vacation or find ways to afford that second car. This means homeowners are focused on running their air conditioners well this spring, and hopefully we can help!
We’ve included a list of frequently asked questions that we receive about air conditioners in the spring. From good AC practices to questions you have about the cooling process, we’d like to take sometime and provide sound answers to these questions. Don’t forget, if you’re concerned with AC repair in Lake City, FL before the summer is in full swing, then call us today for expert services.
So, let’s get started!
Why Is My AC So Expensive?
No, we’re not talking about the cost of a new AC model here, we’re talking about energy bills. Have you noticed that your air conditioner runs more expensively than your neighbor? What’s the deal?
Well, air conditioners rely on efficiency to cool your home by using the lowest amount of energy possible. When something impedes that efficiency, your system will start to consume more energy, stress certain components, and you’ll end up paying for the difference. Minor fixes like changing your air filter every 1-3 months or scheduling routine maintenance with a professional technician can be great ways to lower the energy impact of your system and thus, lower your cooling bills.
Why Is My AC Making This Noise?
No, we didn’t read your mind and we can’t hear the noise from all the way at our office. We’re here to say that no noises are good news when they come from your air conditioner. The only good noise you should be hearing is the gentle whoosh of air that comes from your vents. Any banging, whistling, buzzing, or rattling is a sign that something is seriously wrong with your system and it needs to be repaired as soon as possible.
How Old Should My System Get Before I Replace It?
Generally, an air conditioner should only last between 10-15 years. We recommend once your AC system reaches this age that you start considering a replacement, particularly because efficiency levels could drop off and it could start needing expensive repairs. Sometimes the cost of an AC repair for your old system might heavily outweigh that of a new replacement.
What Can I Do to Help?
We understand that it can be quite hard to be a homeowner when you’re worried about your air conditioner. The best thing you can do for your air conditioner is to stay vigilant. Changing the air filter every 1-3 months, scheduling routine maintenance every year with a professional technician, and keeping your eyes and ears peeled for any noises or problems that arise. If you pay close attention like that to your system, we can pretty much guarantee that it will run as affordably, efficiently, and effectively as possible.
Call the team at North Central Florida Air Conditioning if you need AC help. Improving Lives by Improving Homes!