Residential AC FAQs

Holly Springs AC FAQs

There are many questions when it comes to home air conditioning services. Below are the most asked questions that we receive.

  • When should I replace my existing AC unit?

    The best course of action is to replace  your current system before it fails and forces you to make a replacement decision. There are a few signs that indicate it’s time to start looking at your options:

    • Your unit is more than 10 years old
    • It’s not keeping up with your needs,
    • An unexpected increase in energy costs
    • Needs regular refrigerant refills.

    In some cases, a simple repairs may be all that’s needed. If that is not the case, we can help you install the correct AC unit for your home.

  • How long does an air conditioner last?

    Most ac units have a lifespan of 15 – 20 years. Although, this will depend on many factors including how the unit is maintained and serviced. To get the most out of your ac unit, it is best have maintenance done regularly. This will increase the lifespan and keep it running efficiently as possible, lowing the your energy and repair costs of the life of the unit.

  • What size air conditioner does me house need?

    Selecting an AC unit that is not sized properly for your home can have a long lasting effect on your comfort and pocket book. A unit that is too small will need to run longer, wearing down parts and lowering its efficiency. An AC unit that is too large will cycle too often shortening its life expectancy. Our licensed technicians are trained to properly size the AC unit to your specific home. This ensures a comfortable living environment at an affordable price. To have our team size a unit for your home, please give us a call  919-557-0004.

  • How often do I need to replace my air filter?

    This will depend on the filter you are using. Some filters can be in use for a few months while others need to be replaced monthly. To know for sure, please consult the packaging on your furnace filter.

  • What can I do to make my air conditioner more energy-efficient?

    Here are a few easy ways to minimize your summer energy use and cooling costs:

    • Make sure air vents are open and unrestricted.
    • Install a programable thermostat.
    • Perform regular maintenance and filter changes.
    • Use ceiling fans for better air flow

    If you have seen a recent unexpected increase in your energy costs, contact Ideal Services today.

  • How often does my AC need maintenance?

    We recommend yearly maintenance.  Regular preventive service can extend the life of your unit, but there’s a certain point when repairing your AC is no longer cost-effective. When this time comes, Ideal Services can walk you through the steps of comparing and choosing the best new system for your home and budget.

  • Why does my AC unit freeze up?

    There are many possible of reasons for this, most of them will require help from a professional technician. Here is one check you can make before you contact Ideal Services for AC service. Making sure your air filter is clean and that airflow is not restricted. If the filter was at fault, speed up the thawing process by turning your system off, then turning on the fan only—just make sure you switch the system settings back to normal after. Other possible reasons:

    • Low refrigerant
    • Dirty evaporator coil
    • Defective blower motor or relay

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