Once your system gets over a decade old, you’ll need more repairs. The best way to catch these early is to get twice-yearly maintenance, but if your system breaks down between visits, our residential HVAC repair technicians are ready to help you.
We’ve helped people in Bullhead City and surrounding areas with their HVAC problems for years, and we have the customer reviews to show that we’re the team to go with. Here are some signs you need to call us for a repair checkup.
Signs You Need a Repair Checkup
HVAC systems, like any machine, have issues that come up again and again. Even if a situation looks scary or expensive to you, we’ve probably seen your issue and know how to fix it after a quick inspection.
Some signs that show you need a professional to look at your HVAC include:
- Leaving your air filter uncleaned long enough to cause a breakdown
- The thermostat isn’t working or can’t hold the temperature
- Your energy bills rising over time or spiking suddenly
- Finding condensation leaks where you shouldn’t, like around drain lines
- Hot and cold patches in the house
- Frost on the coils
- Air conditioner or heater is always running
- Electrical issues
- Strange smells coming from your vents
- Animal infiltration into your home’s vents
With one call, our NATE certified technicians can come to your home to repair your residential HVAC system. Whether it’s a window unit, a central HVAC system, or even a larger package unit on your roof, we have the know-how, tools, and parts to repair any make or model.
Will My Repair Be Expensive?
Possibly, depending on what has broken. Most HVAC systems last 10-15 years in our climate. The closer you are to that line, the more likely something more expensive will break. The way to spread out your repair expenses is to get regular maintenance.
Twice a year, our technicians go to homes across Bullhead City to service HVAC systems. During these inspections, we’ll look for any small repairs and get them done while they’re small and less expensive. VIP Club members get 10% off of all repairs along with free maintenance checkups.
Eventually, something major will fail like the heat exchanger, compressor, or condenser. If your system is old enough that replacing the part will be more expensive than installing a new system, we’ll let you know and go over your options. You could save money over time by installing a new system instead of fixing your old one.
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When Is a New System Less Expensive?
To decide this, first we’ll calculate the costs of repairing your current system and compare them to the cost of replacement. We’ll also factor in the energy savings on your utility bills as well as any federal tax credits for updating your residential HVAC system.
If we see it would be cheaper for you to replace, we’ll let you know and show you our cost breakdown so you can make an informed decision. By the time the condenser, coils, or the heat exchanger fail, it’s usually time to get a new system installed because of efficiency gains.
In Bullhead City, AZ, most HVAC systems last 10-15 years with regular maintenance. You may get lucky and get one that lasts 20 years or more, but once you cross the decade mark, it’s time to start saving money. Better to replace a system when you can afford it than have to do it in an emergency because of a major breakdown!
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Repairing Systems with R-22 Refrigerant
If your system was made before January 2010, then there is a special repair you need to know about. Systems made before that date used R-22 as a refrigerant. This causes damage to the ozone layer, and the chemical has been phased out by the EPA.
Since 2020, no new R-22 is made in the United States. If you need R-22, we will have to find recycled or reclaimed R-22, which could take a long time and be quite expensive. As R-22 gets more scarce, the price will increase.
If you have an AC unit that uses R-22, speak with our repair team in Bullhead City about replacement options. You are not required by law to replace your system, but it will become much more expensive to service as the months pass. We have financing options that can help you.
What Is NATE Certification?
All of Ambient Edge’s technicians have NATE certification, and we suggest you let no one without one touch your home’s HVAC system. NATE-certified technicians have undergone rigorous training and certification to be qualified as HVAC technicians and installers.
Also, since full NATE certification requires working two years in the field, you’re assured that any of our techs aren’t fresh from class. They have real-world experience working with residential systems, experience that you can trust to repair any problem you have with your home’s HVAC.
We also require our techs to keep their NATE certifications up to date by continuing their education and recertifying every two years.
Get Your Bullhead City HVAC Repaired by a Trained Technician
If you’re baking in the sun because of a broken HVAC, stop sweating! Pick up the phone and call Ambient Edge to place a service order anytime. You can also email us through the contact form on our website. We have techs in Bullhead City ready to help you beat the heat and cold.