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Try These 5 Forehead Slappers before You Call for Air Conditioner Repair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You depend on your air conditioner to keep you comfortable during the hot Omaha summers. But what happens when it stops working? Sometimes you need to call an expert like one of the G-Force technicians at Getzschman Heating and Air Conditioning. But sometimes, it’s something you can troubleshoot yourself. In fact, many times it’s a simple fix that may make you feel silly for not checking first. 

Top 5 AC Simple Fixes

Here are the top five things to check before calling a professional and paying for an unnecessary service call:

  1. Thermostat: Make sure it is set to cool instead of heat or even set to off accidentally.
  2. Electrical Panel: Make sure the breaker isn’t tripped. If it is, flip it back.
  3. Filter: A dirty air filter, in some cases, can shut down your entire AC system. Replace it with a clean one. 
  4. Batteries in Thermostat: If these attempts don’t work, the batteries in your thermostat may need to be replaced.
  5. Power Switch: Your outdoor AC unit has a power switch (usually near the unit  inside a metal box mounted to your home and sometimes labeled “emergency shut-off”). Look for a red button and press it to reset.

Okay, it’s not always something this simple that goes wrong, but you might as well rule out the obvious before calling in the big guns. If you’ve double checked these five things  and your AC is still not working, give us a call. Oh, one more tip – if your coils are frozen, turn off your AC and let them thaw before calling us. We can’t work on a frozen unit, and it can take several hours for them to thaw. 

When you need AC repairs, call Getzschman Heating and Air Conditioning. We’ve been installing air conditioners, furnaces, and heat pumps in the Omaha area for over 50 years. We offer 24-hour service and we’ll get you up and running as soon as possible.

How Your Air Conditioner Makes Allergy Symptoms Worse

If you suffer from allergies, you know being outside amongst the dust, pollen, mold, etc., can make your symptoms much worse. When you come home, you think your air conditioned home should be allergen free, right? Not so much. Simply using your air conditioner to move air around your home may be aggravating your allergies as well. Here’s why:

Regular Air FIlters Are Created for the HVAC, Not Allergens
Most homeowners know that the air conditioning system has a filter in it that you should change on a regular basis – every 1-3 months to be exact (it varies depending on the type of system and filter). You might think a filter would filter out allergens in the air, but you’d have another think coming. Actually, a clean air filter helps your cooling system operate by keeping large particles out of the air, but it does not filter out all the allergens and contaminants that can cause you to have allergy flare-ups. Every time your air conditioner kicks on, it blows any allergens in your home through the air.  

A Vicious Air Cycle
Allergens make it into your home when you leave the windows open on a nice day, or when they follow you in on your shoes or clothes. Because our homes are sealed up so tightly these days for energy efficiency, not much air escapes once it gets in. So what happens to those allergens? They simply keep recirculating every time the air conditioner or furnace kicks on. You keep breathing the same old stale, allergen-laden air.

Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
If you want to improve the air quality in your home, we have some products that will help. Allergy sufferers will benefit greatly from adding:

UV Germicidal Lamps
UV germicidal lamps can kill these biological contaminants. Mold, mildew, bacteria, and viruses can settle on surfaces inside your HVAC system and circulate through your home’s air. UV germicidal lamps emit rays of ultraviolet light that penetrate the cell walls of these contaminants and kill them. They work continuously even when your heating or cooling system isn’t on. 

Air Cleaners
Our Air Scrubber Plus air cleaner uses positive and negative charges (ions). The charges cause particles to be attracted to one another and clump together. Once the particles are large enough, they are caught by your heating and cooling system filter. It works on all three classes of indoor air contaminants – particles, mold/mildew/bacteria, and odors/chemical vapors. 

Keep your family healthier with one of these indoor air quality upgrades. Just give us a call and we can help you decide which one is best for your home and family.

Getzschman has become one of Nebraska’s premier heating and air conditioning service companies providing repairs and installations of furnaces and air conditioners in the Omaha area. Call us if you need help with your furnace, air conditioner, or indoor air quality solutions.

Family Fun When the AC’s Busted

Remember when you were a kid and there was a power outage, or maybe a tornado warning, or even just a snow day. Those days, the normal routine was messed up, but it also provided a rare opportunity to do something out of the ordinary. Sitting by candlelight telling stories instead of watching TV…gathering in a corner of the basement and playing games or eating snacks instead of dinner around the table…sleeping in or making snowmen outside instead of going to school…half the fun of it was that it was made more magical because it was somehow accidental. It wasn’t supposed to be that way. When life doesn’t go as planned, look at it as an opportunity to do something out of the ordinary and special. 

Tips to Survive an Air Conditioner Breakdown
Let’s face it, it’s never a good time for the AC to break down. As air conditioner professionals, we want to educate families on how they can prepare for, and survive an AC breakdown. The tips below should provide ample advice to help you keep cool in an emergency and make the best of a bad situation.

Grill Outside or Order Delivery
The last thing you want to do is turn your oven or stove on and create more heat in your home. If it’s possible to grill outside in the summer months, this will save energy and help to reduce the heat inside your home. Grill hot dogs on sticks like a campfire and add s’mores for dessert. Order pizza or other delivery food and take it to a local park where you can sit in the shade. Or use a slow cooker and place it in your basement or garage where it won’t add heat to the house. 

Made in the Shade
Keeping the shades drawn during the hottest part of the day can help to keep the inside of your home cool during warmer weather conditions by keeping the sun’s rays out. Once the sun sets, open up the shades to let cool breezes in and create air movement. 

Pools & Sprinklers
If you have a neighborhood pool or live close to a lake, make the most of the summer weather and spend time enjoying the outdoors until your AC is fixed. Water is a great way to cool down. Fill a spray bottle with water and spritz yourself. Turn on the garden sprinkler and run through it. The kids will love it and you just might feel like a kid again too! Water balloon fight, anyone?

Open Windows and Crank Up Ceiling Fans
Windows and ceiling fans can increase airflow and ventilate your home in the event of an air conditioning emergency. Make sure that your windows and doors allow a steady flow of air if there is a breeze outside. Depending on how hot it is outside it may be best to close the windows in rooms with ceiling fans and make the most of the cooling breeze the fans provide. TIP: Make sure your fans are rotating  counterclockwise during the summer months. This pushes air down and creates a nice breeze that will cool your skin with a windchill effect.


Try to make the best of it and call Getzschman Heating and Air Conditioning right away. We’ve been installing air conditioners, furnaces, and heat pumps in the Omaha area for over 50 years. We offer 24-hour service and we’ll get you up and running as soon as possible.

Don’t Wait for the Heat – Get an AC Tuneup Today

Omaha summers can get pretty hot. If you don’t want to be a victim of the heat, get your air conditioner tuned up now. Need more convincing? Here are several good reasons to seek maintenance before the summer hits:

The Beginning of the Season Is the Busiest

Once the heat wave hits, everybody’s system is running at capacity and that’s when they tend to break down. That means that air conditioning companies are all busy and you may not be able to get same-day service. Don’t get stuck in the miserable and uncomfortable heat waiting for a busy technician to eventually get to your house. Call now and get your AC tuned-up today from one of our air conditioner specialists.

Time Off Isn’t Necessarily Good for Your AC

When an AC unit sits idly for months, you may think that it’s resting and that’s good for it. In reality, while it’s resting, it’s also collecting dirt and debris. Dirty parts can cause unnecessary wear and tear on the components which can reduce its efficiency costing you extra money in the long run. A clean system is more efficient. 

Tune-Ups Extend the Life of Your AC

The proper care and maintenance of an AC system involves much more than merely cleaning the unit. Let one of our highly-trained technicians clean, lubricate, tighten, check electrical connections and make sure all is working as it should. This will ultimately extend the life of your air conditioner and considering the cost of replacement, that alone is worth it. 

Reduce the Chance of Breakdowns 

We can’t promise that your system won’t ever have trouble, but by having annual maintenance, you greatly reduce the chance of breakdowns happening. We tend to catch any small problems early and prevent them from becoming big problems later. Plus, your system will run as efficiently as possible which saves you money on your energy bills.

What to Expect from a Tune-Up

A tune-up includes many steps, but basically, we clean the system, check all the parts, make adjustments and ensure that everything is working properly. Our tune-ups include:

  • Checking the air filter and replacing it if necessary
  • Cleaning the air vents and testing them for mold
  • Adjusting the blower
  • Inspecting the evaporator and components
  • Calibrating the thermostat
  • Tightening loose parts
  • Checking electrical connections
  • Lubricating moving components
  • Checking refrigerant for leaks

At Getzschman Heating and Air Conditioning, we’ve been providing air conditioner maintenance to Omaha and the surrounding areas for over 50 years. That means we’ve not only survived 50 summers but have kept our customers cool and comfortable throughout every single one of them.

Don’t wait until the unexpected cost and discomfort of a complete AC system breakdown derails your entire summer. Get your air conditioner maintained or replaced today with Getzschman Heating and Air Conditioning!

Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Air Conditioner

AC FactsYour home’s air conditioner is complicated. It consists of several pieces of equipment that all work together to provide you with a cooler, more comfortable home environment. While the way it works is no laughing matter (a broken air conditioner can be costly, and not much fun for homeowners), there are some mostly unknown facts about your air conditioner that you might find fascinating.

The First Places to Use AC?: Movie Theaters

Suprised? Us too. Movie theaters were among the first public places to have air conditioning, as a ploy to try and get everyone to come to the movies. Theaters would release big pictures in the summer, hence the term “summer blockbuster.”

What Relies on Air Conditioning to Survive?: Medications

Air conditioners allow many of the medications you take each day to be studied and developed. Researchers require cool and less-humid air in their labs to accurately study these groundbreaking necessities.

The U.S. Uses the Same Amount of Energy to Power AC Systems as Which Continent?: Africa

The U.S. is one of the biggest consumers of air conditioning in the world. We use so much of it, that our energy consumption for them is equal to the amount of energy Africa uses every year to power the entire continent.

Before BTU’s, How Were Air Conditioner Output Ratings Judged?: Ice

Prior to the invention of the air conditioner, people used to keep cool with large blocks of ice. So, when air conditioners were first introduced in 1902, their output ratings were judged based on how much ice you would need to get the same cooling power.

What Was the Driving Factor Behind the Invention of the Air Conditioner?: Newspapers

In 1902, Willis Carrier came up with the idea when working at a publishing company. He needed a way to keep his paper from expanding and the ink from running. Viola!

Air Conditioners Are Responsible for Changing What in Humans?: Our Heat Tolerance

Scientific studies have shown that the introduction of air conditioning has actually lowered the natural human tolerance for heat. Meaning a hot summer’s day seems much more amplified than it did to people generations ago.

Who Created The First Pseudo Air Conditioner?: The Chinese

In 180 AD, a Chinese artisan invented a 10-foot wide rotary fan that had seven connected wheels. It could cool an entire hall of people just by turning a crank.

Who Is Considered the Father of Air Conditioning & Refrigeration?: John Gorrie

Gorrie was a Floridian doctor, and in 1842 he developed a machine that made ice in order to cool the air for his patients. He was granted a patent to create a similar machine for homes and buildings, but died before he could create it.

What U.S. Landmark Building was Among the First Ever to Use Air Conditioning?: The New York Stock Exchange

The New York Stock Exchange Building was one of the first buildings to use air conditioning in 1903.

The Invention of the Air Conditioner Changed What Other Industry? Architecture

Before air conditioners, architects used to design homes and buildings with high ceilings, porches, breezeways, and landscaping that provided shade in order to keep occupants cool.
Getzschman Heating & Air Conditioning Cooling may not be the original inventors  of air conditioning, but we sure are the Omaha AC industry experts. Give us a call at 402-554-1110  if you ever have any questions or need AC service fast.

Why A Bigger AC Unit Isn’t Better

AC Too BigBigger isn’t always better. This rings especially true when referring to air conditioning systems. It’s actually much more efficient and effective to have a unit that is appropriately sized for your home. Here are some of the biggest problems you’ll experience if you install a cooling system that’s too big, and how you can figure out what size air conditioner you should be considering instead.

Humidity Problems

Installing an air conditioner that is too big for your home can cause a your home to feel more humid, which can cause other issues. Air conditioners are supposed to remove heat and humidity from the air in your home, but if your system is too large, it will cool your rooms quickly, but only remove some of the humidity. This can leave your home feeling damp and clammy. A properly sized unit will remove humidity effectively as it cools.

Related Read: How to Beat the Humidity

Cost Concerns

An oversized unit can also end up costing you more. Not only will you have to cash out more to buy it, but to operate it as well. A unit that is too large will start and stop more often. It starts up and shuts down a lot more because it runs for only a short time to meet the thermostat set point. All those starts and stops mean you’ll probably be repairing it more often and replacing it sooner, meaning it will have a shorter lifespan.

Figure Out the Right Size for Your Home

First, determine the square footage of the area to be cooled using the following formulas:

  • For square and rectangular rooms, multiply the length of the area by its width
  • For a triangular area, multiply the length of the area by the width and divide by 2

Next, using the square footage and the chart below provided by Energy Star, determine the correct cooling capacity. Cooling capacity is measured in British thermal units (BTUs) per hour.

AC Unit Chart

Lastly, make any adjustments for the following circumstances:

  • If the home is heavily shaded, reduce capacity by 10 percent.
  • If the home is very sunny, increase capacity by 10 percent.
  • Adjust capacity based on how many people will occupy the home, as each person adds 600 BTUs.

For help figuring out which air conditioning system will be the most cost effective and efficient for your home, call the Omaha air conditioning company you can trust, Getzschman Heating & Cooling at 402-554-1110.

5 Simple Tips to Get Your Home Ready for Spring

5 simple tips to get your home ready for springMarch is here which means spring is on its way! As you shake off the winter blues and prepare for summer, here are some spring cleaning tips from the experts at Getzschman Heating to keep your home clean and comfortable as we move into the warmer months. Schedule an appointment with Getzschman today to spring clean your HVAC system. 

Clean or Replace Furnace Filters

cleaning or replacing the furnace filter in your homeYou should change your furnace filters every 3 to 6 months depending on the type of filter and your family’s needs. Filters remove dust, pollen, and other pollutants to keep your home’s air cleaner and safer.  filters screen out dust, pollen, and pollutants from the air to keep your home air cleaner and safer. Clean filters make your system more energy efficient and extend the life of your a/c unit. 

Check Registers and Vents for Dust

Inspect your registers and vents. If you see a buildup of dust, you should strongly consider getting your air ducts cleaned. If any members of your family have allergies or asthma, it is important to make sure the air coming from your vents is clean and free of pollutants. If you want to deep clean your home’s air filter system, call Getzschman to do your air duct cleaning for you.

Change the Batteries in Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Daylight Savings Time in March is a great time to test your batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and replace them as needed. Nearly two thirds of fire related deaths occur because smoke detectors weren’t working due to dead or missing batteries, or homes didn’t have any smoke detectors at all, according to the National Fire Protection Association. It is recommended that smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector batteries be changed at least once a year.

Get an A/C Tune-Up

To prepare for the summer heat, spring is a great time to tune-up your HVAC system. Get to any minor problems before they become major problems. The last thing you want is to have your A/C go out in July! A system that has a yearly tune-up experiences considerably fewer breakdowns, saving you money and providing ease of mind. Take a look at Getzschman’s planned maintenance program that includes an annual tune-up. Save 15% with our G-Force Membership today!

Clean Out That Dryer Vent

Lint builds up over time and becomes a fire hazard. Unplug the dryer from the wall and remove the vent from the back of the dryer. Use a lint brush to clean out the lint. When you are through, the flaps on your vent on the outside of your house should move freely. 

For help with spring cleaning your HVAC system, call the experts at Getzschman 1-800-657-2158 or schedule an appointment online.

How to Save Money: Join the G-Force Maintenance Club

G-Force Maintenance Club

Here at Getzschman Heating and Air Conditioning, our goal is for every single one of our customers to have an efficiently working furnace and air conditioner. Unfortunately, as HVAC units age, wear and tear is bound to happen. However, if you get a furnace and AC tune-up each and every season, you can not only improve the longevity of the unit but also prevent any surprise breakdowns. That’s why we present you with the opportunity to join our G-Force Maintenance Club. Our Maintenance Club provides many benefits as well as discounts on repairs year around!

Become a member of our G-Force Team and Save Big

We cannot think of one reason not to join our G-Force Maintenance Club. You have 3 options to choose from — Basic, Silver, and Gold memberships. Even our basic option allows you the opportunity to save big on tune-ups and discounts on any repairs. 

G-Force Maintenance Club Benefits

  • Energy Savings – Proper adjustment, lubrication, and servicing your furnace and AC systems keep it running at peak efficiency.
  • Reduced Repairs – Many times our servicemen will spot minor problems before they become major problems.
  • Preferred Customer – Get priority scheduling when you have a service call. Our dispatcher will work with your schedule for convenience.
  • Discount on Repairs – Receive a 15% discount on all labor and parts when repairs are required.
  • Competent Experts – A competent, factory-trained expert looks after your equipment to give you peace of mind. 
  • 24-Hour Service – Our service department never closes. We are available 24 hours per day.
  • Automatic Renewal – We will automatically extend your service agreement upon expiration. You are always free to cancel our service at any time with no penalty.

Silver and Gold Members Save More Money

With our G-Force Club Membership, the higher you go, the more benefits you receive.

Silver Club Membership

Silver Club members get two free tune-ups every year and will also get a 10% discount on new furnaces or air conditioners. As if that isn’t enough, they will also get a 10% discount on air quality products and a 15% discount on all repairs. Silver club also guarantees appointments in 24 hours.

  • $50.00 savings on our normal diagnostic fee
  • Guaranteed appointments in 24 hours
  • Two free precision tune-ups included
  • 15% discount on all repairs
  • 10% discount on Indoor Air Quality Products
  • 10% discount on new heating & cooling equipment

Gold Club Membership

Gold Club members all get 25% discounts on repairs and guaranteed same-day appointments.

  • Free Diagnostic
  • Guaranteed same day appointments
  • Two free precision tune-ups included
  • 25% off on all repairs
  • 15% discount on Indoor Air Quality Products
  • 10% discount on new heating & cooling equipment

The G-Force Club Membership really is worth it. Never worry about your heating and cooling system again. Become a G-Force Club member and relax! If you are interested in becoming a member, ask our representative for the pricing. Signing up is quick and easy, all you have to do is fill out a form. Give us a call if you have any questions at (402)554-1110. Join our hundreds of G-Force Maintenance Club members today!

 

7 Reasons to Call Getzschman Heating & Cooling First

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You can’t control when your heating or cooling unit is going to have a problem but you can control which company to call. When your system breaks and it cannot be easily fixed, it’s time to call for help. Who better to call than the experts at Getzschman Heating and Cooling. There are several different companies in the Omaha area but not everyone can guarantee the quality service we can. Below are seven reasons to call Getzschman Heating & Cooling before you can anyone else.

More than 50 Years of Experience

In the 50 years we have been in business, we have practically dealt with all problems whether that be heating or cooling. We’ve seen every problem and know exactly how to fix them. No matter the size of the problem, we’ve got in under control. But the most important thing we have learned in our 50+ years of experience is how to treat our customers. We know customer service and that can be proven with over 5 decades of happy customers.

Same Day Service

Our “on-demand” service is available whenever you need us. Heating and Cooling problems occupy 98% of our “on demand” calls. Whenever you experience a problem, we are ready to help 24/7, 365 days a year.

100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee

We offer a 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee because we are confident in our work. So confident we include our guarantee in writing. Our way of earning your trust is by giving you no reason to doubt us. We can also custom build your ductwork and offer a lifetime ductwork guarantee. With a company that has been in service for 50+ years, we aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. We care about your home, your comfort and satisfaction, which is why we don’t consider the job done until you’re 100% satisfied.

Real People Answer Our Phones

No automated phone conversations of us! We believe good customer service starts with real people and real interactions. When you call us, no matter what day or time, you’ll speak to a real person.

2-Year Guarantee on Installations

When it comes to installations, we offer our G-Force Exclusive “Two Year Test Drive”. Meaning, you can have us install a new G-Force system and you can take a “test drive” for two years with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. On the slim chance you are not happy with the system, we will make it right or give you your money back.

Extra Savings Opportunities

Join our G-Force Planned Maintenance Program, and it will save you money. This program prolongs the life of your equipment and will save you money on your energy bills. These members will get priority service, discount on repairs and guaranteed appointments. 

The Best Technicians

Our technicians are trained in furnace repairs, AC repairs, and customer service too. We want you to feel comfortable in your home while our technicians are there. They will never curse or smoke in your home and will wear shoe covers to keep your floors clean.

Bonus Reason: We Care about the Community and Environment

Our technicians are all trained and certified for the reclamation of CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) to protect the environment. A few different groups we help in the community include, supporting the Boy Scouts, Care Corps Inc, Homeless Shelters, and Habitat for Humanity.

So, if you have a heating or cooling problem and want hassle-free repairs, installation, and maintenance, there’s only one company to call that will truly put you first – Getzschman Heating & Cooling. Call us at (402) 554-1110 or contact us online today!

Top Tips to Help Your Older AC Last Another Season

Do you have an older air conditioner that is limping along? It’s not uncommon for older air conditioners to break down as they age. The team at Getzschman Heating and Air Conditioning has gathered some AC troubleshooting tips to hopefully help your unit last one more season.

AC Troubleshooting Tips

In our experience there are two main problems our customers encounter with air conditioners:

  1. It won’t turn on 
  2. It runs, but won’t cool

The following troubleshooting tips can help you beat the heat and get back to enjoying cool air in your home.

Your AC Won’t Turn On

If your AC is not kicking on, you have several things to check:

Thermostat – check your thermostat to make sure that it isn’t set to the heat or off position. Don’t forget to check and make sure that the batteries in your thermostat are not dead.

Tripped Breaker – check your electrical panel to make sure that the breaker connected to your AC hasn’t been tripped.

Power Switch – look to see if the power switch on the side of your furnace is turned on. 

The AC Is On, but the Air Isn’t Cool

Dirty Air Filter – A dirty air filter can cause this problem. Check your filter to see how dirty it is and replace it if necessary. We recommend changing your filter once a month to ensure proper airflow and cooling.

Ice Accumulation – Ice in the outdoor unit can also cause your AC to run sluggishly. If you see ice you should turn off the AC and allow it to thaw for a couple of hours.

Clogged Condensate Drain – If you are still having trouble, consider cleaning out the condensate drain. Algae tends to build up in these pipes and will cause your AC to fail.

Check Your Condenser Unit Outside

Don’t forget your air conditioner has another piece – outside. The condenser unit outside can sometimes be the problem. Look for these three issues:

A safety precaution first – The condenser is a 240-volt box and we don’t want anyone getting hurt, so turn off the power to it at the electrical panel before working on it. Also turn off the disconnect box located outside, near your unit. It will either be a lever, fuses, or a circuit breaker to shut off the condenser. Then, allow about 30 minutes for the electrical charge that’s stored in the condenser’s capacitor to dissipate. Okay, now it’s safe to check the unit. We recommend letting one of our qualified technicians look over these items.

Clear Debris – Make sure the unit is clean and clear of debris. Clear away dirt, leaves, etc. Check the fan to make sure it is clear of debris as well.

Clogged Drain – Check the drain and make sure it is clear.

Broken Coolant Lines – Check the coolant lines (pipes that connect the condenser unit outside to the evaporator on the inside unit). They can get bumped around being outside.

Turn the unit back on. First, turn the thermostat in your home to OFF. Then turn on the power at both the disconnect box and at the main panel. Last, switch the thermostat to COOL. Give it some time and see if you feel cool air blowing from the ducts. You can also check your outdoor unit to see if the air blowing out the top is warmer than the surrounding air.

How to Know When Your AC Repairs Aren’t Worth It 

Homeowners struggle with knowing when it makes more sense to replace their unit than repair it again. Look for these signs. If your unit is 10-12 years old, you’ve paid for three or more repairs over the last two years, your energy bills seem excessive and/or you are experiencing uneven cooling or certain rooms feel uncomfortable, then it’s time for you to consider replacing your limping unit. Good news – we have a simple formula to help you calculate when it’s time.

NOTE: Sometimes hot spots can be due to poor ductwork. We can inspect your ducts and make adjustments if that is the case.

How to Use Our $5,000 Rule Formula

Multiply the age of your AC unit by the repair cost, and if that exceeds $5,000, then replace the unit. If it’s less, go ahead and repair it.

Here is an example, if your unit is 10 years old and the repair will cost $250, multiply 10 x 250 to equal $2,500. It is less than $5,000, so it’s okay to have it repaired.

The Cost of Freon Is Rising 

If your repair involves adding Freon (coolant used in most older systems) because of a leak, you will have to add more every year. That can be costly because the price for Freon is rising each year because of the EPA ordering the phasing out of Freon as part of an international treaty focused on protecting the ozone layer around 25 years ago. Production ended in 2010 for new air conditioning units. Production has also been reduced in subsequent years. By 2020, production of Freon will end completely, so the price will only continue to rise.

Try these tips. If they don’t work, let Getzschman Heating and Air Conditioning help with your AC needs. Call us today at (402) 554-1110 or contact us online.