April showers bring May flowers. June and July bring high temperatures. August and September bring more of the same. In Arizona, people understand that summertime in the desert is the toughest part of the year. An essential element to surviving summer is having a good, reliable air conditioning system cooling your home without any issues or problems. In many parts of the country, air conditioners can last 10 to 12 years or more. However, in Phoenix, the hottest city in America, air conditioners often start breaking down after seven or eight years due to extreme use. Before June hits and the intense summer heat descends on the Valley of the Sun, you might want to consider the benefits of purchasing a new air conditioning system for your home.
A New Air Conditioner – One of the Best Investments You’ll Make in Your Home
Of all the improvements you will make in your home, air conditioning might be the most critical. Summer in Arizona is basically unbearable without cool air circulating throughout your house. If you have ever experienced a total air conditioning system failure in the middle of the summer, you know how distressing it can be. Without AC, temperatures inside your home can easily push into the upper nineties. Whether you are preparing your house to be sold or if you intend to live in your home for the foreseeable future, investing in excellent AC is a wise choice that makes your life more enjoyable and your home more valuable. Here are a few reasons to consider a new air conditioning system for your home.
- The Desert Is A Tough Place for Air Conditioners – If you are considering purchasing a new air conditioning system, it’s likely that your current air conditioner is at least ten years old. In the severe desert climate, dust storms, high winds and intense heat push your air conditioner to the limit and make it work much harder. In fact, in Arizona, most AC units run full blast for six months out of the year – that’s a lot of wear and tear. At a certain point, major components start to breakdown. It is similar to calculating how many more miles you can get out of an old car you’ve had for years.
- When It Comes to Repairs – How Much Is Too Much? – One unpleasant scenario for homeowners is paying thousands of dollars for major repairs two or three years in a row only to find out you need to replace the entire unit anyhow. There is a general rule of thumb that states if your estimated repair bills are going to exceed a third of the cost of a new unit, you might be better off to skip the repairs and opt for a brand-new air conditioner sooner rather than later. Remember, if your unit is nine or ten years old, many of the major components will need to be replaced.
- New Air Conditioners Are More Energy Efficient – Due to advancements in technology in the last decade, air conditioners are much more energy efficient. Our service techs will be happy to explain SEER ratings (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) and how choosing a new AC unit with a higher SEER rating will give you improved energy efficiency which will result in lowering your monthly electric bill.
- A New, Reliable AC System Will Reduce Your Stress This Summer – One major benefit to purchasing a new air conditioner verses paying for continued repairs on your old unit is peace of mind. AC units seem to break down at the worst possible times. If you are living under the constant stress of not knowing what will happen next, it might be time to opt for a new unit.
May Is a Great Month to Install a New AC System
If you’ve been on the fence about whether or not to repair or replace, why not schedule a spring inspection? One of our friendly, experienced service techs will assess your current air conditioning system and provide you with the information you need to decide if it’s time to purchase a new air conditioner. Remember, it’s only going to get hotter as summer approaches. Don’t wait until you experience a serious breakdown in the middle of summer. Call us today.