New Year, New AC System

We begin the new year looking forward to a few months of cooler weather – a welcome respite from the sweltering summer. So why think about air-conditioning? There are three main reasons let’s look at them today:

AIR CONDITIONING SHOULD BE PART OF YOUR NEW YEAR PLANNING 

If your air conditioner is more than 10 years old, you should factor at least some AC repairs into your annual budget. The air conditioner that needed major repair last year will likely need replacement in the next year or two. An older air-conditioner that has been repaired is likely to have increased repair costs in the future. A planned replacement will avoid this costly trap.

A great benefit to our Comfort Club members is, many expensive repairs can be anticipated. The Comfort Advisor who services your air conditioner is trained and equipped to help you with your planning.

SUMMER WILL COME – ENSURE YOUR COMFORT WITH A QUALITY AC UNIT 

Every year the snowbirds migrate to South Florida and bring warm summer weather with them. Then, every day for six to eight months, your air conditioner will labor to keep your home comfortable. The air conditioner that struggled to keep your home cool, dry, and comfortable in will do the same in 2019. But, due to age and rising utility costs, it will do it less effectively and more expensively than the year before. Our air conditioning installation experts often advise clients that if their air conditioner is over 10 years old and showing times of where it is time to budget and plan for replacement.

Easy financing provides a great opportunity to install a new air conditioner at little or no added monthly expense. It is not unusual to see annual energy savings pay for much of the cost of a new air conditioner. Every month you pay FPL to power your older and less efficient unit, is a lost opportunity for savings.

AIR CONDITIONING PRICES WILL GO UP 

Your air conditioner is made of steel, copper, and aluminum. Historically, the price of air-conditioning equipment and parts increases by about 3-5% from year to year. Manufacturers adjust wholesale prices after the first quarter of the year, and these increases are passed directly on to you, factored into the cost of installation. A delay of a few months can cost you hundreds of dollars in added installation expenses.

IT’S ALL ABOUT COMFORT AND INDOOR AIR QUALITY

We depend on our air conditioners for our family’s comfort and health. The effect of keeping an older air-conditioner, hoping it will make it through another season, should be considered. A scheduled replacement today will help ensure that you enjoy your South Florida home this year and for years to come. Contact us for more information about air conditioners today.

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