Air conditioner units are under a greater strain in Nevada’s hot desert climate. Las Vegas residents run their systems 4 times longer than residents of cities with more moderate climates. As a result, air conditioning systems in Las Vegas wear out 2 to 3 times faster. A home heating and cooling system is not just a matter of comfort but a matter of safety.
When to replace your air conditioner:
If your air conditioning unit is 7 or more years old, consider purchasing a new unit rather than repairing it when it breaks down. This will save you more in the long run, and will be more energy efficient.
If the system is 10 or more years old, definitely replace the unit. There are technologies in place today which weren’t available 10 years ago. Super-efficient modern equipment with a high SEER rating can save $1,000 or more per year.
If you have hot or cold areas in the house, high or low humidity, bad air quality, etc., replacing your unit will make you more comfortable in your own home.
Newer systems have “variable air flow,” which helps keep the air circulating in your home. If your unit doesn’t offer that, it might be time for an upgrade.
Replace your unit if you are concerned about break downs or equipment failure. When an old system fails under the intense Las Vegas heat, a replacement air conditioner can easily be installed in one day.
If family members have allergies, asthma or other air quality health concerns, indoor air quality can be improved throughout the whole house with today’s high tech IAQ technology and air conditioning products.
There are a number of rebates available for new, efficient system, offered by the manufacturers, and the utility companies! Take advantage of rebates today with a new system which will also help lower your utility costs!