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Repair Vs. Replace: Making the Best Decision for Your AC

Each year around springtime, thousands of people in Las Vegas inspect their air conditioners for any damage that they might have received. This can also be a good time to inspect the system for its condition, evaluate how efficient it is, and even think about its age in relation to how well it’s working.

All of these factors are important because an air conditioner that’s inefficient or problematic will need repairs. But some of these symptoms have one cost-effective solution that’s better than repairs, and that’s air conditioning replacement in Las Vegas, NV. Let’s figure out which category you fit into.

The Point System

If you’re a fan of the UNLV Rebels, then you’re probably the prime candidate for using the point system when evaluating your air conditioner. But these points don’t operate like basketball, they’re more like golf. The more points you have on this scale, the more likely it is that you need an air conditioning replacement. Each problem nets a certain amount of points.

So, follow along and see how many points you rack up and call us for an appropriate solution.

Age: Four Points

The age of your air conditioner is often going to make or break the decision between getting it fixed or getting it replaced. If your air conditioner is older than 10 years old, then it’s likely outdated compared to other systems that are available. An AC that’s 10+ years old nets you four points on the scoreboard.

Inefficiency: One Point

If your air conditioner runs up the energy bill every month, then it’s likely inefficient. This can sometimes be alleviated by repairs, but often is a sign that your system needs an upgrade. An inefficient air conditioner will net you one point.

Frequent Problems: Two Points

Frequent problems can be tricky. On one hand, a repair might fix them one at a time, but the frequency by which you get these repairs could be a dealbreaker. Air conditioners should only require a repair every once in a while. Yearly or frequent repairs net you two points.

Poor Comfort: One Point

Simply put–if your air conditioner can’t keep you comfortable on a hot day, then something is wrong. This might be fixable with a repair, or if it’s occurring in conjunction with some of the other things on this list, it could be a sign of a larger problem. Poor comfort nets you one point.

A Strange Noise: One Point

Noises can be unnerving and a sign that something is seriously wrong. If your air conditioner makes a loud or uncomfortable noise when it runs, you get one point.

The Final Score

Tally up your points to see whether you’d be better off making a quick call to us for repairs or if it’s time to schedule a replacement.

  • 0 Points: You’re in the clear! Congratulations winner, enjoy another season with great AC.
  • 1-4 Points: Things aren’t working out the way they should be, but a repair should do the trick. Schedule a repair with our team ASAP.
  • 5+ Points: Unfortunately, in this situation a replacement is your best bet. Don’t worry, we’ll make sure you’re happy with your new AC.

Regardless of how you scored, it was a good game! For being such a good sport, we’ve decided to include $1000 off your next AC installation, including a 10 year warranty, 10 year membership to the Comfy Club, and 10 Year financing options.

When your HVAC system or plumbing isn’t looking so hot, it’s time to get Johnny On the Spot!

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