Spring is finally here - which means summer isn't too far off. It also means you'll eventually need your air conditioning system. Now is a good time to think about how well your air conditioner has served you throughout the previous year. If your air conditioner is finally starting to feel its age, you may want to consider an upgrade to a newer and more energy-efficient replacement sooner rather than later.
Spring provides a good window of opportunity to replace your aging or malfunctioning air conditioning system. Putting off a springtime AC replacement until summer can have a variety of consequences on your home and your budget. Consider these four reasons why you shouldn't wait around to replace your air conditioner.
1. Faster Service
Scheduling HVAC service during one of the busiest times of the year can be a challenge. During the summer, HVAC technicians are often swamped with customer calls for emergency service, usually after a sudden breakdown catches the household off guard. With so many emergency calls and so few technicians to go around, it could take days for a technician to finally become available.
Scheduling your air conditioner replacement ahead of the summer season offers several benefits you'll appreciate. For starters, beating the summertime rush for HVAC service ensures that you'll receive prompt service for your air conditioning needs.
Without a hectic schedule to worry about, your HVAC technician can devote more attention towards your AC replacement. You won't have to worry about a rushed installation job and the negative impact it'll have on your air conditioner's performance and longevity.
2. Fewer Breakdowns
A sweltering summer can be the ultimate stress test for any air conditioner. Intense temperatures require equally intense workloads from the unit, pushing worn-out and potentially defective components to the brink of failure. In many cases, it's a matter of when - not if - your AC unit breaks down.
Having a reliable air conditioner is essential for beating the summertime heat. With a brand-new AC unit installed, you won't have to worry about any unexpected breakdowns interrupting your cooling comfort.
3. Better Pricing
Good HVAC service isn't just hard to find during the summer months - it can also leave your wallet much lighter than you'd expect. You can expect higher-than-normal rates for HVAC installation and service throughout the summer, especially as demand peaks. An emergency service call can cost even more.
Spring is a time when air conditioner upgrades are still affordable. For instance, you can take advantage of any remaining discounts on equipment before they expire. Upgrading your air conditioner before summer also helps you beat upcoming increases in parts and labor costs.
The only downside to springtime installation is that you won't be able to benefit from last year's state and federal tax credits for energy-efficient HVAC equipment. However, you may be eligible for any rebates that are made available this year.
4. Reduced Energy Costs
The hotter it gets outside, the more energy you'll use to keep your home cool and comfortable. Summertime energy costs can be expensive, especially if you're still using older, less reliable air conditioning equipment. Considering that nearly half of your home's electricity consumption goes toward heating and cooling, excess energy usage can have a major impact on your monthly utility bill.
Taking care of your air conditioner replacement before summer helps you save money on energy costs. The energy savings offered by your new air conditioner can help offset the initial purchase price of your air conditioner.
Have your air conditioner replaced during the spring to help set your mind at ease all summer long. For springtime installation and service, you can count on the professionals at A & A Service Company. Contact us today to receive a free estimate.