Proper annual AC maintenance can go a long way toward extending your AC unit’s lifespan and keep it efficient. However, even the most well-maintained AC will eventually break down for good. Losing your AC is never fun, especially when you live somewhere hot or it’s the summer. Fortunately, we can give you pointers on what to look for regarding your AC unit’s health. Whether your AC is broken or you’re curious about the signs, McCarthy’s can tell you when it’s time for an AC replacement in your Omaha home.

Here are five signs you should consider an AC replacement in Omaha:

Refrigerant leak

Refrigerant leaks are a dangerous problem for any AC owner. Not only is the leak itself represent major damage, but the refrigerant can pose health risks to you and your family. Some of the symptoms of mild to moderate poisoning include headaches, nausea, and chemical burns on your skin. Sometimes it’s possible to fix the leak and replace the coil, but oftentimes you’ll need a new AC entirely.

Retirement age

On average, a well-maintained AC can last anywhere from ten to fifteen years. If your AC has hit the double digits and isn’t working as well as it used to, it might be time to retire it. A good thing about getting a new AC is that newer units tend to be more energy-efficient compared to older models.

Frequent repairs

As AC units get older, they generally start to require more repairs to stay operational. If you have an older AC, you may want to keep it running. However, too many of these repairs can eventually eclipse the cost of an entirely new AC. These repeated repairs can get even more costly if your warranty has expired and isn’t helping pay for your repairs.

Expensive repairs

Similarly to frequent repairs, sometimes overly expensive repairs don’t justify keeping around an older AC.  When you have an expired warranty, it can get even more unappealing to keep it around. Instead, consider buying a new AC so you can get a renewed warranty.

Loud noises

AC units are supposed to run fairly quietly, so when it starts making grinding and rattling noises, you know there’s a problem. These noises generally indicate a problem with one of the AC unit’s parts. Failing to fix the problem can result in a costly repair or replacement. Since you need to open it up to see what the problem is, call one of our professionals to provide expert knowledge and spare parts.

No cool air

You purchased your AC to cool your home, so you should be aware of when your AC isn’t cooling your home. There are many possible reasons your AC isn’t cooling, such as low refrigerant levels or a broken compressor. To determine and fix the issue, you’ll need to call one of our experts to take a look.

What makes McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® one of the area’s most trusted AC companies?

At McCarthy's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®, we offer the best air conditioning installation and repair service in the Greater Omaha Area. Our company is backed by years of experience, and our technicians are held to the highest standard possible. Our heating and cooling technicians are all very skilled and have honed their craft. They are expert heating and cooling specialists that continue to improve every day by taking education courses and attending seminars to deliver the most up-to-date and efficient service. Our technicians are clean, and they go through thorough background checks before being hired. We want to ensure that your home is in the hands of someone you can trust, so we take our technician hiring process very seriously. Call us today to schedule your AC replacement!