Most of us don’t think about replacing our air conditioning system until it breaks down. However, it’s wise to plan ahead and make sure everything is in working order before peak cooling season. There are many benefits to buying a new AC unit in the spring rather than waiting until the summer heat. Here are just a few advantages of spring AC replacement.
Get It Replaced Before You Need It
You don’t want to turn on your air conditioning on a hot summer day only to realize there’s no cold air. It’s smart to turn it on in the spring and let it run for a few days to make sure everything is working properly. If you notice any issues, contact an HVAC technician for service. Your technician can diagnose the issue and let you know if you should replace it before the summer season.
Avoid Delays and Low Inventory During Peak Season
As we head into the cooling season, air conditioning service and installation demand ramps up. In fact, summer is a peak time for most HVAC companies. If you put off replacing your unit until the middle of summer, you might experience delays. This can be frustrating if your system is experiencing issues or has stopped working altogether.
Another factor to consider is inventory. As more people are replacing their units in the summer, inventory will go down and you may have trouble finding the AC unit you want to buy.
Save Money in the Long Run
If there are any issues with your current system, you may be tempted to simply repair instead of replace. However, this could ultimately cost you more money in the long run. Older systems are not as energy efficient as newer ones. While you may be saving yourself the cost of a new AC unit, you’re essentially wasting money on high energy bills.
To put it another way, the money you’re spending on lost energy each month could have been put towards a new system that would ultimately cool your home more efficiently. It’s generally best to think about replacing any system that is over ten years old.
Take Advantage of Cost Incentives
Spring is a less busy season for HVAC companies, so they may offer sales, financing, and other promotions to encourage people to replace their systems in the spring. Also look for cost incentives from manufacturers, including discounts and rebates.
Give Yourself a Worry-Free Summer
If your HVAC system needs to be replaced, don’t wait until the summer heat is here. Contact RSC Heating & Cooling to ask about our spring HVAC promotions. Our “no surprise” pricing model makes it easy to select the right air conditioner for you!