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Nicholson’s AC FAQ

Do you have pressing questions that have to do with your air conditioner? Well, first of all, you can always call the friendly and licensed technicians at the Nicholson’s team. We can not only help you by answering your questions, but we can also provide valuable services like repairs, installations, maintenance, and more. The point is that homeowners will always come up with good questions about their home comfort systems, and we love being the team with the answers.

Today, we’re going to try and talk about some of the most common AC questions we get. So, if you’re wondering whether someone else has asked your question before, this is the perfect blog post for you. Down below we’ll be approaching a lot of different types of topics, but you can always reach out to us for AC repair in Pine Bluff, AR.

So, let’s get started with our handy FAQ!

“Does My AC Consume Refrigerant?”

The answer is no, but this doesn’t mean your AC can’t start running out of refrigerant. An AC runs in a “closed-loop,” which means that it’s set up with enough refrigerant to last for the entire lifespan of the system. The only way it can run out of refrigerant is if it starts to leak, which is something that happens to AC units in disrepair.

“Why Is My AC So Expensive to Run?”

This is an interesting question, but one that’s not so easy to answer. Air conditioners do represent a pretty high percentage of our budget because of the sheer amount of energy that’s required to cool the air of your home. And, depending on how large your home is, your AC needs to consume more energy to cycle through more air.

That being said, if your AC is running more expensive this year than it was last year or the year before, then there could be a problem. AC inefficiency can be a sign that your air conditioner needs repairs.

“Do I Even Need an AC?”

For homeowners who are dealing with obnoxious or complicated AC issues, this can be an inevitable question. “If my parents didn’t have AC, why do I need it?”

Well, we pay for our comfort, whether it’s air conditioning or going to the pool every other day and buying ice cream because it’s so unbearably hot. An AC makes your home more comfortable, and whether you work from home or you’re just spending a few hours there, it can be a huge game-changer for your quality of life.

“How Do I Deal With Hot Spots?”

Hot spots are those pesky little zones in your home that feel like no matter how hard the air conditioner runs, they’ll never cool down. Sometimes this can be a corner of your kitchen, or against a certain wall in your living room. They’re obnoxious and hard to defeat.

There could be a few reasons why you’re dealing with hotspots. Your air conditioner might not be sized appropriately for your home and thus it’s struggling to meet the demand for air volume. Or some other factor is causing your home to stay warm, like single-paned windows or an issue with insulation.

Call Nicholson’s Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. to explore how we can fight against your home’s hot spots and improve your comfort. Customer Satisfaction is our #1 Goal!

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