It’s March already, and that means summer is right around the corner. Now is the perfect time to install your new air conditioner. Why? Summer and winter are the busiest times for HVAC companies like us. Service and maintenance appointments can be harder to get during these peak seasons — and more expensive! — because technicians are in high demand.
By the time the heat waves start to hit, you’ll want your AC to be working at full capacity. Don’t try to drag a dying AC into one of Nevada’s hot summers. It’s not going to be able to keep up. And not only will it be harder to get fast, affordable service mid-season, you’ll also be completely miserable if you get stuck waiting for a repair or replacement.
Sometimes folks like to take care of big AC installations during fall or winter, but those aren’t the ideal time, either. You don’t want a brand new unit sitting idle during the harsh, wet winter months. Then it’s just aging — and requiring maintenance — for no reason. That makes spring the perfect time to install your new air conditioner. It’ll be freshly tuned up and ready to keep you cool during the hottest months.
Signs Your AC Needs to Be Replaced
Planning a new AC installation ahead of time will save you time, money, and a lot of stress and discomfort. Not sure if your AC needs to be replaced yet? Here are some telltale signs:
1. It’s really old. If it’s over 10 years old, it’s time to consider replacing it. If it’s 15-20 years old, you need to face the music: your AC is on borrowed time. You can check out our tips for replacing AC in older homes.
2. It’s having a hard time cooling your home. If your AC isn’t keeping your home comfortable, then it’s not really serving its purpose anymore. It’s time to let it go, and make way for an air conditioner that does its job.
3. It’s breaking down. If your AC has needed a string of repairs, or it’s had a major breakdown, it’s probably more cost-effective to replace it.
4. It has other remarkable symptoms. If your AC is really loud, has a funny smell, or is leaking, then at the very least it needs some maintenance. One of our technicians can take a look to see if the problem is easily fixable or serious enough to warrant a new unit.
Contact Ross for a New AC Installation
Whether you’re ready to make a change, or need more information on the differences a new AC will make to your home and energy bill, call Ross. Now is the perfect time to have AC We understand that a new AC is a big decision — we’ll help you make the choice that’s right for you.