It has been another record-breaking summer in the Valley of the Sun. October is generally the first autumn month where temperatures begin to noticeably drop. This welcome relief from summer’s blistering heat is the first sign that cooler nights are just ahead. As you and your family prepare to finish out the year, you might consider fall as the perfect time to upgrade your HVAC system.
At this point in the year, your air conditioner has been running nonstop for six months. Air conditioners are built to take punishment, and most units perform admirably in the extreme Arizona climate. Rooftop air conditioners toil in temperatures that exceed 140 degrees on summer days. Monsoon dust storms blast fine desert dirt into the nooks and crannies of your air conditioner. Depending on the age of your unit, it may be time to consider an upgrade. Because of the intense heat and desert conditions in America’s hottest city, AC components, motors and moving parts may require replacement sooner than in other, more moderate parts of the country.
Repair or Replace – We Take It Case by Case
Replacing an entire HVAC system is a costly undertaking. We understand homeowners often cringe when their older unit stops working because they assume a service report will recommend full replacement. However, that’s not usually the case. There are many situations where replacing a failing component will breathe new life into the unit allowing it to provide more years of reliable service. If you’ve had serious problems with your AC unit over this past summer, your air conditioner may require major service. Our experienced technicians will perform a thorough inspection and make recommendations as to the best way to bring your entire AC system up to par.
Here are a few reasons why fall is the perfect season for a major upgrade:
- It’s Easier to Go Without AC in the Fall – Whenever possible, it’s best to avoid major repairs in the middle of summer. Living without AC during a heatwave is miserable. In fact, it’s a major health concern for the elderly and others. In autumn, as the temperatures fall, it’s much easier to open a few windows and turn on a fan while the repairs are underway. Customers are often surprised at how quickly major components can be replaced. However, there may be a period of time where your AC will be completely shut down.
- Lighter Workload – Faster Response Times – Summer in Phoenix is the busiest time of year for HVAC system repair companies. In fall, the number of emergency repair calls goes down, and the workload lightens up a bit. This means faster responses and more time to handle major upgrades. We always spend whatever time it takes to do the job right whether it’s 114 degrees in July or 82 degrees in October. However, it’s simply a fact that there is less pressure when the summer season is over.
- Fall Service Means You’ll Be Prepared for Winter – If you have a major HVAC system upgrade performed in the fall, your entire system will be like new, including your furnace. This means your air conditioner will be all set for next spring, and your heater will be ready for winter and the colder nights just ahead.
Have You Been Putting Off a Major Upgrade?
A customer recently called and said, “I didn’t think my air conditioner would make it all the way through summer, but it did.” If you’re one of the lucky ones who squeaked by this summer without losing a day of AC service in your home, why not schedule an AC inspection now while it’s on your mind? Sure, you can put it off until next spring. However, there’s no time like the present. If you have service done in October or November, you will enjoy the holiday season without a care or worry about your HVAC system. Call us today.