Now or in the Fall: How to Decide if Your AC Needs Replacing

When summer hits here in Fullerton, CA, it hits hard and we’re all staggering under the weight of yet another scorching So Cal heat wave. If your air conditioning system is on its last legs, can present quite a conundrum to concerned homeowners. Do you replace it now and scramble to get the new system put in as quickly as possible? Or do you wait until the fall, which in this case likely means October, to install a new system more leisurely. An air conditioner is a major purchase and should never be undertaken lightly. But if you need to decide whether to replace your air conditioner now, or if you can wait a few months, then a few easy guidelines can help.

How High Are Your Monthly Bills?

Monthly cooling bills are a big factor in determining whether or not you should pull the trigger on a new system now or hold on for a few more months until cooler temperatures prevail. An inefficient system will cause your bills to skyrocket, and could wreak havoc on tight budgets. On the other hand, if the bills aren’t so high, or if your bank account can absorb the blow, you may want to hold off instead of calling for a replacement session right now.

What are the Chances of a Breakdown?

The other big factor involve in this choice comes from the air conditioner’s likelihood of breaking down between now and the fall. Again, only you can make that decision, but if it shows signs of problems — odd noises, for instance or reduced air flow — you might want to move sooner rather than later. Also, if it’s undergone at least one repair call in 2016 and its warranty has expired, you should seriously consider replacing it as quickly as possible.

Call JC Mechanical, Inc. for quality air conditioning repair!

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