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For more than 48 years, A-1 United Heating, Air & Electrical has been the trusted provider of air conditioning repair in Plattsmouth, NE, and other area communities. Our team of experienced technicians is well-versed in a wide range of cooling systems, so there’s not much your AC can throw at them that they haven’t already seen—and fixed.

We also offer air conditioning installation if you’re looking to upgrade your old system. We’re one of the largest Lennox dealers in the Midwest, so we’ve got a line of high-quality, energy-efficient systems to choose from.

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Is your air conditioner not doing its job or is acting strange? Here are some signs that indicate you may need AC repair or to schedule an air conditioning maintenance visit:

  1. Insufficient cooling: If your air conditioner struggles to cool your space or is blowing warm air instead of cold air, it may be a sign of a refrigerant leak, compressor issues or a malfunctioning thermostat.
  2. Substandard airflow: If you notice weak or restricted airflow from your vents, it could be due to blocked or clogged air filters, ductwork issues or other problems that can be fixed by an experienced specialist.
  3. Unusual Noises: Abnormal sounds coming from your air conditioner often indicate mechanical problems that require attention from a professional technician.
  4. Water leaks: If you notice water pooling around your air conditioner or furnace, it could suggest it’s due for repair.
  5. Frequent cycling: If your air conditioner turns on and off frequently, known as short cycling, it could be because your air conditioner is too big for your home or other issues that need to be repaired.

Should I Repair or Replace My AC?

Deciding whether you should repair or replace your air conditioner can be a tough decision. Here are a few factors to consider when evaluating if it’s time for air conditioning replacement:

Age: The age of your air conditioner is a key factor in deciding whether to repair or replace it. On average, air conditioners have a life span of 10-15 years. If your unit is approaching or has passed this time frame and requires frequent repairs, it may be more cost-effective to replace it with a newer, more energy-efficient model.

Cost of repairs: Assess the cost of the repairs needed for your air conditioner. If the repair costs are relatively minor and your unit is still within its expected life span, repairing it may be a reasonable option. However, if the repair costs are significant and approach or exceed the cost of a new system, it may be more financially smart to invest in air conditioning replacement.

Energy efficiency: Consider the energy efficiency of your current air conditioner. Older units tend to be less efficient compared to newer models that meet modern energy standards. Upgrading to a more energy-efficient unit can result in significant long-term savings on your energy bills. If your current system is inefficient and requires major repairs, it may be a good idea to replace it with a new, high-efficiency model.


Whether you need HVAC service at your home or business, let us be your preferred heating and cooling company. Give us a call at 402-593-7500 for more information or to schedule a service appointment.


Richard Hayes


Rich started his HVAC career in 2000. His experience is in the repair and maintenance of commercial and residential HVAC units, with some time as an installation technician. In 2015 he joined the A-1 United team as a service technician, and in 2017 he became the A-1 United Service Manager. Rich is fully licensed, EPA, NATE, and Unlimited Masters license. He exerts a great deal of effort into ensuring his technicians can provide our customers with reliable and quality service with continued education and training.

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Great job by all. They were careful of the landscape replacing the A/C unit. Inside the heating system was replaced and the fit and finish was great. Explained the operation of everything. They came back two weeks later and checked out the operation of the systems plus installation. The tech was here over an hour checking out everything. New system is quiet. This is a company that care about its customer. We highly recommend A-1.