Having a properly running AC unit in Las Vegas is a necessity. Can you imagine even living for one day without AC in the middle of July or August? We’re sure you’d rather not. But the truth is that AC units do break down from time to time. Those that are continually maintained have a better chance of making it through summer after summer, but even these units occasionally stop working too. If you don’t want to be stuck sweating it out in Las Vegas with no AC, here are seven signs you need to look for to know whether it’s time to replace your AC unit with a new one.
That’s right. You’re hot in Las Vegas because your AC is not pumping out hot air. This is an easy sign and one you’ll notice right away. The problem could be low Freon, a broken compressor, or another issue. It’s best to call in Ben Air Systems right away to determine what the problem is, whether it can be fixed, or whether you need a new AC unit. If the warranty is still valid on your current unit, we suggest you make a claim.
You’re Kinda Hot
Ok. You’re getting some cold air, but it really isn’t enough. It’s just not working like it usually does. You know something is wrong. It could be the AC compressor or blocked vents. You could wonder about it all day, but instead it’s best to call the professionals to come in and take a look. Then the mystery will be solved, and we can get to fixing or replacing your unit.
You’re Hearing Things
No. You’re not crazy. You’re AC unit is actually making those squealing, banging, and rattling noises. We suggest you turn off your AC unit right away and give us a call. These types of noises are probably pointing to a serious issue, like a broken motor bearing.
Your AC is Leaking
If you find liquid around your AC unit, it’s probably leaking. You can expect to see some condensation around your unit, but if you see pools of liquid, you have a problem that needs to be addressed immediately. It could be refrigerant that’s leaking or something else. These substances can be harmful to your health so leave it up to the experts to assess the situation. Also, if your AC unit is leaking water, this can cause major water damage to the area surrounding the unit, causing mold and mildew to grow.
One Room is Cold and the Other Isn’t
When you’re freezing in one room and feel like you’re in Florida in another room, then the thermostat is likely broken. Call us at Ben Air Systems to test your thermostat and see if it needs to be replaced. This is an easy fix and much cheaper than replacing an entire unit.
Your AC Unit is Old
If you’ve had your AC unit for more than 10 or 15 years, it’s time for a new one. Today’s models are more energy efficient than your old one and will save you money in the long-run, especially on repairs.
You’re Constantly Repairing Your AC Unit
If you’re calling in the professionals on a regular basis to fix your AC unit, it’s probably time to invest in a new, modern one. All those repair bills add up so it actually makes more sense to replace a unit that keeps breaking down.