How To Tell if Your AC Is Running Efficiently

AC Inspection in Asheville, NC

In the blistering heat of the summer, there’s nothing worse than an AC that isn’t running efficiently. Luckily, deciphering whether or not an AC is working properly is a lot simpler than most people realize. If the AC is blasting and you’re still uncomfortable with the heat, it’s probably not working very well.

Why Your AC Might Not be Running Efficiently

There are often a number of reasons why an AC stops functioning the way it should. The primary factor to consider is its age. If your AC is more than 10 years old, it’s likely time for a repair or a replacement. A unit of this age simply cannot maintain proper functioning. An AC’s poor performance is likely especially evident if your energy bills are going up without increased usage.

Determining Whether to Repair or Replace

The extent of the damage that your AC has experienced can determine whether a repair is enough or if a full replacement would be better. It’s often difficult to tell the extent of the problem, and therefore difficult to make the best judgments financially. Some experts recommend using what they call “The $5,000” rule, which is designed to save you the most money. Multiply the age of your unit by the cost of an AC repair. If it’s more than $5,000, you should go for a replacement. If it’s less than $5,000, a repair is probably enough.

Helping You Save Money in the Long Run

Although the initial thought of spending money on a repair or replacement of your current AC unit may not be very appealing, an AC that runs efficiently is much more cost effective in the end. A lower energy bill and comfortable air is well worth the funds.

At 1st Choice Service Group Heating & Air, we’re here to help you determine whether a repair or replacement is best for your home and to provide the very best air service in the Asheville area. In addition to our cooling services, we offer thermostat installation, indoor air quality solutions, air quality products, geothermal services, and commercial HVAC. Contact 1st Choice Service Group Heating & Air today, and get the quality AC you’ve been waiting for.