Spring will officially begin this month, and that means summer won’t be far behind. Before you know it, you’re going to be relying on your air conditioner every day, as temperatures climb and the warmth of spring gives way to the high temperature of June and July. And if your system is on its last legs, you may want to replace it before the summer starts. But how can you tell if it’s ready to go and what steps should you take if it is? The answers can be found below.
How to Tell If It’s Time for Replacement
All air conditioners come with a warranty, and as long as it’s still in effect, it’s usually better to repair a problem with the system rather than replace it. Indeed, by scheduling regular maintenance and attending to problems swiftly, you can help your air conditioner last well past the warranty’s expiration. Sooner or later, however, age will catch up with it, and if an expired warranty comes coupled with higher costs, the combination is probably enough to induce a replacement.
So what do we mean by higher costs? It usually boils down to one of the following two things:
- Increased repairs, or excessively expensive ones. A repair job that costs more than you feel the system is worth might mean using that money to invest in a new system rather than use it to prop up an old one. Alternately, you may be dealing with a smaller repair, but if it’s your third or fourth in the last 12 months, that’s a good sign that replacement might be a better option.
- Monthly costs are getting too high. Sometimes, there’s nothing wrong with the system itself, but the cost of running it from month to month has gotten higher than you can stand. Even if the system works, wear and tear can take their toll, and eventually, that will cause significant problems. If your budget was screaming for mercy last summer, you might want to replace your inefficient system with one that can save you more in monthly costs.
Why Do It Now?
If you need to replace your system, now is the ideal time to do it, and not just because the summer hasn’t started yet. It gives you a few weeks to set up the replacement schedule, allowing it to do so at your convenience, instead of moving your schedule around to accommodate an unexpected replacement. It also gives you time to do your homework and find an air conditioner that fits for your particular circumstances, instead of having to guesstimate on key details like power levels. Finally, changing your air conditioner now means that you can start enjoying the new feature of a new system (such as improved efficiency) immediately, instead of delaying and losing out on those benefits. And because the new system is covered by a warranty, you can relax this summer instead of fretting about an old and possibly dying system.
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