Air conditioner problems are to be expected every now and again, but sooner or later you’re going to need to replace your air conditioner entirely. Most people tend to do this during the spring and focus on getting their homes ready for the heating season during the fall. Just because that’s the way most people do it, though, that doesn’t mean that it is the best way for you to do it. In fact, you might want to replace your air conditioner now, rather than wait for spring. Take a look below at why replacing your air conditioner this fall might be a good idea.
Do You Need a New AC in the First Place?
The best way to tell whether you need a new air conditioner or not is to have a technician examine your current system and make a recommendation. If you’re not quite to that point yet, though, there are some signs you can look for that indicate you need a new AC. A system that is costing more to operate from month to month than it normally does might be getting close to needing replacement. The more wear and tear accumulates on the system, the more it will struggle to operate properly and the longer it will take to achieve the same results. That will be reflected in the monthly bills.
Another sign that your air conditioner is in need of replacement is if it breaks down on a regular basis. Breaking down once a year, or even more frequently, is often a sign that the system’s various parts are succumbing to years of wear and tear. The system will only get worse the longer you use it until it eventually breaks down entirely and there’s nothing left to do but replace it. Best to replace it before that happens. Finally, you should definitely call a technician to take a look at your system if it’s older than 15 years of age.
Why Replace it Now Instead of Later?
Okay, so you’ve decided that you actually do need a new air conditioner installed in your home. Why would you do it now instead of later on in the year? Well, there are a couple of reasons. First, the cost of installing a new heating or air conditioning system tends to be lower during off-seasons. Every little bit helps when it comes to savings on installation. Second of all, if you wait until spring you’re going to be competing with everyone else who is trying to get an air conditioner installed at the same time. Better to do it now and not have to worry about it, than to scramble to do it later while the daily temperature is rising.