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A/C checks recommended as hot weather returns

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With temperatures in the high 90s it's time to make sure your air conditioner is ready for the hot months in Las Vegas. A few simple steps now can save you thousands later.

Nick Lopata of Silverstate Refrigeration & HVAC said a simple $25 inspection can diagnose problems that you maybe didn't know were there. Anything from clogged coils, low freon levels and oil leaks to a bad compressor and so on.

A new air conditioning unit can cost up to $10,000 and eventually every unit will need to be replaced, but with scheduled maintenance and checks you can delay the expense to make your unit last as long as possible.

Senior AC Technician Lopata said he's slammed all summer long working air conditioning calls because so many people run into problems. He said even if your unit is covered under warranty, scheduled maintenance and checkups may be required under that agreement.

To get the most for your money, Lopata said to turn up your temperature in your home only a few degrees instead of way up or completely off. That way when you get back home your AC isn't on for hours trying to get the house cooled once again.

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