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Now or Later? When to Replace Your Air Conditioner

It’s another blazing summer here in Chino, CA, and if your air conditioner is on its last legs, you may be feeling the heat in more ways than one. Unreliable air conditioning systems can leave you stranded in an overheated house with no recourse, and even older systems that still work will end up costing you an arm and a leg in monthly bills. Ideally, you should replace your air conditioner in the fall or winter, when there’s time to plan and you can move at leisure. But if your existing system is failing, you may need to consider a replacement operation sooner. So how do you make that call? Every case is different, but there are a few guidelines to help you along.

Will the System Last Until Fall?

You will likely need your air conditioning system to last at least until Labor Day, and likely even October or November given our Southern California heat. If you think your system can hold up under that pressure for the next few months, it might be preferable to wait until then and conduct the replacement with some breathing room. If you’re concerned about a breakdown, however, you may want to start preparing for a replacement now.

Will Monthly Costs Eat Me Alive?

An older air conditioner is also an inefficient air conditioner, which means that you’ll likely be paying a huge amount in monthly bills just to keep it running until the fall. If your budget can stand up to it, then you may want to hold on. If you need relief now, however, then you may want to think about getting a new unit installed in order to start enjoying the monthly savings that a more efficient air conditioner can bring.

Contact Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air for air conditioning replacement services.


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