When should I replace my air conditioner?


You’ve been dreading this. When a major system breaks down in your home, it can be a very stressful process of selecting the right vendor and finding the right price. That’s why so many of us hold off for as long as possible on replacing a central air conditioning unit or furnace.

But the truth is you probably already know the signs that your air conditioner is on its last legs. You may have been saving up for this eventuality, but most people don’t. We find they either ignore the signs, or miss them completely, and so are taken totally by surprise when the air conditioner goes out.

We’ve compiled some of the most common signs that can tell you in advance that your Las Vegas air conditioning unit is about to go belly up.

Signs Your Air Conditioner Should Be Replaced

If Ambient Edge is coming out so frequently our technicians feel like part of the family, then Houston, we have a problem. Frequent repairs on an aging unit usually signal the beginning of the end. You have to weigh the cost of the new unit against the constant hassle and cost of repairing your elderly a/c.

Another sign it might be time to replace your air conditioner or furnace is if you notice your utility bills are rising. You may have tried lowering your thermostat or putting it on a timer to try to lessen your energy consumption. If these things aren’t working anymore and your bill is still rising, it’s time to talk with us about an alternative plan.

Of course, if your air conditioner isn’t cooling, or if your house is holding humidity, this means the unit just isn’t functioning properly anymore. You may even have patches where your home is either too cold or too warm. While it may be a problem with your ducts or even a lack of adequate insulation, it’s time to consult a professional to find out what your options are.

One thing we notice – and you will too, is that air conditioners can get REALLY LOUD as they get older. This isn’t something you necessarily have to put up with. Before your neighbors call the police, it might be time to figure out if replacement or repair is the right option for you.

Here’s another tip – if you notice your home is increasingly dusty, that could be because your unit isn’t circulating the air with the same power that it used to. While we know we live in the desert, and dust is kind of a fact of life, it could signal a problem with your a/c unit.

Should I Repair or Replace my Las Vegas Air Conditioning Unit?

Here’s the truth – if your air conditioner is 10 years or older, it’s time to replace it. That’s because the newer units are increasingly energy efficient. A state-of-the-art Lenox air conditioning unit will pay for itself over time by saving you money on your energy bills. Waiting to replace your air conditioner will make your home more uncomfortable and expensive in the long run. Why not discuss your options with an Ambient Edge professional?

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