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Trying to decide if you should repair or replace your air conditioner can be tough. Learn about key factors to consider.

Should You Repair or Replace your Air Conditioner?

Trying to determine whether you should repair or replace your air conditioner can be difficult. There are different points of view to consider and factors to assess. Repair and replacement can both be expensive endeavors making it an important decision. Almost any air conditioner can be repaired; it’s a matter of deciding if replacement is wiser financially, just like an older car. Taking out the potential sentimental value of a vehicle, at some point, the age and mileage on a car make it more expensive to repair than to replace. Most of us are not sentimental about our air conditioners and simply want to have consistent cooling power that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.

How old is your Air Conditioner?

The typical lifespan of the average air conditioner is 10-15 years. As a rule of thumb, an AC unit under ten years old should be repaired, of course, depending on the scope of the repairs needed. After around 15 years, air conditioners tend to break down. Their components and parts are worn and reaching the end of their lifespan. If your AC is over 15 years old and the repair calls are more frequent, it may be time to consider replacement.

Repair Costs

Depending on what is ailing your air conditioner, the cost of repairs can be significant. Factoring in the age and if the current repair needed is astronomical, replacement may be the better option.… Read More

AC Re-New air conditioner additive from Bill's Heating & Air Conditioning, 526 Garfield, Lincoln, NE 68502

AC Re-New breathes new life into old Air Conditioners

It’s been a long, hot summer and your AC unit has been working hard all season to keep your house cool. If you have noticed your system isn’t quite working as efficiently as before, it might be a good indication that a service appointment is in order. It can often be a slow decline that you don’t notice. Think back to when your AC unit was brand new. How does it compare to its cooling ability today? A/C Re-New is a new product that can restore your unit back to its glory days!

How to know if your AC needs help

Did you know that a ten-year-old AC unit can be 20-30% less efficient than when it was new? That is a significant drop. How can you tell?

• It just can’t keep up. Your unit seems to run constantly and has a hard time cooling your house to the preferred temperature.
• Indoor vents are blowing tepid or warm air.
• The AC outside unit has grown increasingly louder over the years.
• Energy bill has increased year after year.

What is A/C Re-New?

Just like using an oil additive in your automobile to protect its moving parts and to clean out the buildup of particles, A/C Re-New does the same for your air conditioner. It’s a synthetic oil that is injected into your air conditioner that mixes with the system’s existing oil and refrigerant providing many added benefits.… Read More

Air Conditioner Deal just in time for Summer

“Honey, the air conditioner just died!” is a phrase that can strike fear in the heart of anyone. Of course, it’s a hot and humid summer day, you don’t want to deal with this and you don’t have the budget for it. The silver lining has to be somewhere right? Calling on a reliable, experienced and knowledgeable heating and air conditioning company like Bill’s Heating and Air Conditioning is a great first step. Their technicians will evaluate your unit, determine what the problem is and present you with your repair or replacement options. For many of us, replacement might be the best option depending on how old your unit is, when you consider the cost of repairs and the estimated life expectancy of your current air conditioner. Here comes that silver lining! If replacement is your best option, Bill’s and American Standard have an excellent summer promotion that can save you big!

American Standard Air Conditioner Summer Promotion

Now through July 15, 2016, you can receive up to $1,100 in instant rebates or 0% APR for 36 months, your choice. Specific air conditioners are eligible (listed below) and must be purchased between June 1 and July 15, 2016. Products are eligible based on availability (no substitutions or exceptions). Installation completion and claim submission must occur no later than 30 days after the sales date.… Read More

Bill's Heating & Air Conditioning, 526 Garfield, Lincoln, NE 68502 installs American Standard HVAC equipment

12 Things You Should Expect in an AC Tune-Up

Spring has sprung and with it warmer temperatures. As it gets closer to summer, many will soon be relying on their air conditioners to keep them cool. So why should you schedule an appointment to have your unit serviced? It seems to be working fine. The answer is one simple word: maintenance. Proper maintenance is essential for any large piece of equipment with many moving parts. Think of your car. Experts always tout proper maintenance to keep your car running longer and more efficiently. Often repairs are much more expensive if maintenance is ignored. Gas mileage can slip, and resale value falls. Maintenance on your car or your AC system can stop problems before they arise saving you time, hassle and money.

What to Expect with a Spring AC Tune-Up

When you book a service call with Bill’s Heating & Air Conditioning, your AC will get the gold standard treatment. But what exactly does a spring tune-up include? The average consumer doesn’t know how their equipment works but knowing what should be checked is important. Routine maintenance should include all of the following:

Outside unit service

  • Clean & inspect coils
  • Inspect & adjust electrical fittings
  • Check rotation & balance of fan blades
  • Check & adjust refrigerant levels
  • Check for code violations & remove debris

Inside unit service

  • Inspect & clean drain lines
  • Replace air filter
  • Inspect & adjust electrical fittings
  • Test all motors, controls & safety switches
  • Check & adjust settings on fan motor
  • Measure electrical consumption on all motors & compressors
  • Verify breaker sizes
Your HVAC Electrician Just Got Way Cooler

Keeping you cool all season long is Bill’s Heating & Air Conditioning’s goal.… Read More