Spring is in full swing in Roseboro, North Carolina, and summer will be here before you know it. While you might already be looking forward to summertime activities like days at the pool and evenings around the barbecue grill, you should also start thinking about your home’s cooling system. If you anticipate replacing your air conditioner during this cooling season, there’s no need to wait. From improved energy efficiency to lower repair bills, find out why you should replace your air conditioner before summer.
Longer System Lifespan
Most air conditioning units last for 10 to 15 years, which means once you’ve passed the decade mark, it’s time to start shopping for a new system. If your system is on its last legs, try to think of investing in a new system as pressing the reset button on your air conditioner’s lifespan.
With a brand-new air conditioner, you can look forward to another decade of cool summers. You can also take steps to keep your new system in optimal shape. At Bass Air Conditioning, we recommend that all homeowners invest in preventive HVAC maintenance. With our tuneup plan, you’ll get annual maintenance for your cooling system, which will keep your air conditioner running smoothly for as long as possible.
Lower Repair Bills
As air conditioners age, they tend to develop increasingly expensive problems. While you should always budget for unexpected HVAC repairs, sometimes it just makes sense to stop paying expensive repair bills and put your HVAC budget toward a new system instead.
If your air conditioner experienced more than one breakdown or showed signs of serious wear and tear at the end of last year’s cooling season, it’s in your best interest to replace your system now. Doing so could save you from starting the summer off with a stack of repair bills. Replacing your air conditioner now instead of waiting will make this cooling season relatively stress-free.
More Time to Research Your Options
For most homeowners, choosing a new air conditioner isn’t an easy decision. You’ll have a long list of factors to consider, and you’ll need to compare everything from price to energy efficiency to high-tech features.
Our team is always available to offer advice and guide you through choosing an air conditioner, but we know that it’s often easier for you to make a choice when you aren’t under pressure to do so. If you wait until your air conditioner breaks down mid-summer, you’ll have to shop quickly to beat the heat.
If you plan to replace your air conditioner before the summer heat settles in, however, you can take days or weeks to make your decision. In addition, giving yourself a little extra breathing room when buying a new system makes it easier for our team to install your new air conditioner on your preferred schedule.
Higher Energy Efficiency
One of the best perks of investing in a new air conditioner is that you’ll notice the improvement in efficiency right away. Look for a system with an Energy Star label and a seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) rating of 15 or higher.
You can rest assured that not only will your new system use much less energy than your old one did, but your new air conditioner will also cost less to run. That means you’ll save money on your utility bill all summer long.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
If your aging air conditioner struggles to maintain a healthy humidity level or clean-smelling air, it’s definitely in your best interest to replace your cooling system now. Both high humidity and stale air are serious indoor air quality issues that can cause respiratory problems and even damage your belongings.
With a new air conditioner, however, you can look forward to improved indoor air quality, thanks to balanced humidity levels and air that’s free from dust, pet dander, and mold. Most new cooling systems also work seamlessly with air quality add-ons, so you can tackle humidity problems or lingering odors better than ever before.
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