Five Reasons Now is the Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner

With much of the country and the world as a whole sheltering in place to try and slow the spread of COVID-19, it would probably surprise you to learn that now is actually the best time to do, well, pretty much anything. But if you need a new air conditioner, now may actually be the best time you could have asked for. Believe it or not, there are several reasons why choosing now to install a new air conditioner could significantly benefit you in both the short and long-term future.

Here are five reasons why you should consider having a new air conditioner installed as soon as possible if your air conditioner is old, worn-out, broken down, or just needs to be sent off to retirement.

Availability is High

With so many people taking so many additional precautions to try and protect themselves and their loved ones, few people are inviting anyone into their homes at all. That means many people have put big projects, including air conditioning installations, on hold for the time being. What does that mean for you? It means installation teams are available, and inventory is high. That means your project will be done faster, and you’ll have your new air conditioner quicker than you may have ever thought possible. In many cases, we can complete an air conditioning installation in as little as one to two days, and it takes only a few days from the start of our consultation until the start of your project. For those who are looking to get the job done quickly and reduce exposure time, a faster project is nothing but good news.

No More Scheduling Conflicts

For many people, the idea of having to take a day off of work or cancel all engagements in order to remain home while your air conditioner is replaced is something that simply doesn’t sound appealing. We get it: you have a busy life, and responsibilities sometimes just can’t wait. However, this is something that causes a lot of people to put off replacing their air conditioner until it’s too late and their system has quit on them for good. And that’s bad news when you consider this is usually when the weather is hot and life without air conditioning is downright miserable.

However, almost everyone is at home for a large portion of the day now. That means you won’t have to worry about taking time off from work or working around a busy schedule that sends you around town all day. You can get your air conditioner replaced and it more than likely won’t disrupt your life at all. While we understand this isn’t the case for everyone, there may not be a more convenient time in your schedule than the present.

Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Are you concerned with airborne viruses or bacteria? You’re not alone. Replacing your air conditioner gives you an opportunity to address this and add in HVAC technology that helps you counteract it. When Installing a new HVAC system is a great chance to add something like a UV air scrubber light, electrostatic filter, humidifier, or even a better form of air filtration to your HVAC equipment, ensuring that it’s set up to work with your new system right from the outset. That means you’ll enjoy cleaner air, greater peace of mind, and a better quality of life for years to come, all by making this investment in your home.

Energy Efficient Cooling All Summer Long

Are you tired of summer utility bills that are more prone to making you cry than a freshly-cut onion? Your HVAC system is more than likely a huge cause. Over half of the energy that the average home uses every year is used by your heating and cooling system, so making changes there can have a big ripple effect on your savings, and make staying cooler this summer far more affordable than ever before.

However, changing your air conditioner at the start of the warm season, meaning right now, gives you the most savings over the course of the year. You’ll probably be running your air conditioner almost non-stop from late April until the end of September, so it’s best to replace your air conditioner before the true start of the California heat.

Better Reliability & Protection

Would you like to avoid a broken air conditioner in the middle of a sweltering summer afternoon? Of course you would. Would you like to avoid an air conditioner that breaks down at all? Obviously. Well if you replace your air conditioner before your current one reaches the end of its life, then that’s exactly what you’ll do. Newer air conditioners are significantly less likely to experience a catastrophic breakdown over the course of a year, particularly in their first few years of use. That means you’ll enjoy better reliability for quite a while into the future.

There’s more to it than that; you’ll also enjoy better protection as new systems are typically backed by warranties for the first five to ten years, depending on the make, model, and brand. If your air conditioner is under warranty, any problems it experiences will likely be covered by the manufacturer, meaning you’ll get the issue fixed without the heavy repair cost. That’s great for your peace of mind.

Interested in scheduling a new air conditioning installation? Call John Owens Services at (415) 942-6565 now and start the process with a consultation!