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Here Comes the Sun

Keeping comfortable in your own home

When the calendar flips over to March, people who live in Southern Nevada know that change is coming. We are talking about extreme heat that is just around the corner. The kind of weather that can be dangerous to your body and can take a toll on your home as well. So, when it comes to protecting your house from the sun’s damaging rays, experts say thinking ahead and taking some proactive steps are key.


For Ryan Field, Vice President of Marketing for Sierra Air Conditioning & Plumbing, taking care of your HVAC system should start before the weather gets hot.

 

"Here in Las Vegas, a good and reliable air conditioning system is not a luxury, it’s a necessity,” said Field. “It can be hard for us to drive that point home sometimes. When it’s not yet 110 degrees outside and the weather is beautiful, people don’t feel much urgency. But it’s so important to maintain your air conditioner before extreme heat arrives, which is something we see every year."


To help customers keep up with the maintenance of home comfort systems year-round, Sierra LLC Air Conditioning & Plumbing recently launched a new membership plan. The Savings and Maintenance Membership (S.A.M. Membership) is designed to ensure your equipment remains at optimal performance and your warranty stays intact. Members receive more than $1,373 in services each year for a monthly fee of $16. This will provide each member with four complimentary visits from their HVAC technicians and plumbers. For starters, this includes a cooling tune-up in the spring, to prepare for summer as well as a heating tune-up in the fall, to prepare for winter. Also included is a visit from the plumbing team for a 65-point preventative maintenance inspection. S.A.M. Members also receive an emergency visit, if needed. 

“This kind of membership plan is not an industry standard, at least not yet,” said Field. “But we are stepping it up for our customers. People don’t realize how expensive these AC units can be these days, but prices have been going up steadily over the last few years. So, if you don't take care of it and it breaks, you are in for a big bill to replace your air conditioner.”


Field says on average, air conditioners last about 10 years in the Las Vegas Valley because of our extreme weather. But with regular inspections and repairs, the cost to keep and maintain one of the most expensive pieces of machinery in your home could come way down.
 

“It really is like having a car. We are talking 15 to 30 thousand dollars for an AC system. You must take care of it to make sure it keeps running for you, especially when you need it most."

Other tips that Field has for keeping your AC in great shape include checking your filters regularly, especially if you have a lot of people or pets in the house. Also, when it’s time to replace your system, you want to find a reputable company that will do the work correctly and won’t cut corners.


“There are a lot of things that customers don’t see during installation and if the system is not installed level from the beginning, you will likely see problems and the cost to
fix it will be more expensive,” said Field.

Sierra Air Conditioning & Plumbing is committed to keeping Las Vegas homes safe and at peak performance with the highest level of service and warranties in the industry.

"Here in Las Vegas, a good and reliable air conditioning system is not a luxury, it’s a necessity...it’s so important to maintain your air conditioner before extreme heat arrives." - Ryan Field

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