Our customer service representatives in Chandler and Tucson, AZ are often asked when the best time is to get an AC unit installed in our area. If you’re buying a room air conditioner off the shelf, with plans to install it yourself, the answer is probably to look for deals during the offseason when many manufacturers are pulling inventory. However, with our moderate climate, there really isn’t an offseason. The daily high rarely falls below the mid-sixties. So, rather than look for a date on the calendar, we recommend you consider performance and comfort as your guiding factors:
Performance Indicators Signal it’s Time to Install a New AC
When making recommendations to lower heating and air conditioning bills, Energy.gov recommends homeowners consider installing a new AC if:
- Your heat pump or air conditioner is more than a decade old.
- The system requires frequent repairs, and you are experiencing rising utility bills without a provider increase.
- You notice hot spots that never seem to be as comfortable as the rest of the home.
- Your system did not come with a programmable thermostat that allows you to adjust the indoor temperature based on when you are home when you’re at work, and when you’ll be away for longer periods of time.
Upgrading an older home with an Energy Star certified air conditioning system can help you reduce the costs of operating your AC (and heater) by 20%, saving you money every day of the year.
Comfort & Indoor Air Quality Considerations
Along with getting rid of cold/hot spots around your home, a high-performance improves indoor air quality. An inefficient system cannot properly circulate air, which could mean your family experiences respiratory problems. Older units often don’t come equipped with filters designed to capture pollen, dust, mites and other allergens. If your family members are having trouble getting a good night’s sleep, constantly fighting off colds, or feeling sluggish and tired, the culprit may be the AC unit.
When your AC struggles, but fails, to maintain consistent temperature throughout your home, demands frequent repairs or is just not equipped for modern energy-efficiency performance, today is the best time to install an AC.
Contact Western States Home Services To Discuss Your AC Concerns Today
Western States helps our neighbors in the Phoenix/Tucson region keep their homes comfortable. Learn more about our high-performance HVAC systems by calling the Chandler (480-696-5857) or Tucson (520-447-3626) location closest to your neighborhood or visiting us online!Tags: AC Installation, Air Quality, HVAC