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Advice from the Expert: When is the Best Time to Buy a New Air Conditioner/Heater?

Reality check … If your AC goes out in during our sweltering Arizona Summer, the best time to get a new one is immediately.

The rest of the year when it isn’t an emergency, here are a few things to consider:

  1. If the repair costs $2,000 or more, use that money for a down payment on a new AC/heater.
    It’s financially unwise to make repairs to an existing AC/heater if the cost exceeds $2,000, regardless of the unit’s age. Often these repairs involve a failed, out-of-warranty compressor, non-compliant freon (R22) leak, or an unrepairable coil leak. You’re better off investing in a new unit.

  2. If you’ve been told you’ll need a new unit soon due to performance (not age) but you’re waiting … do it NOW before prices increase again and while there’s availability. 
    In the last two years, AC/heater manufacturers have increased prices by a whopping 30%! And prices keep going up due to parts and equipment shortages, which are expected to be even worse next year. Just don’t be fooled into thinking you need to replace your unit because “it’s old.” We have customers with 20-year old units working just fine.

  3. You’re ready to lower your energy bills and have a more comfortable home/office.
    Thanks to improved technology, today’s new units are much more energy efficient than the old ones and can reduce your energy bill by as much as 30% while keeping your home or office more comfortable.
Beware of cheap installers. They commonly exclude the filter dryer (blue circle) which degrades your AC’s longevity and causes early, expensive replacement. It also typically voids your manufacturer warranty and your home warranty. PriceMyAC.com always installs a filter dryer with every new unit.

I hope this gives you helpful insights into purchasing a new AC/heater. To get an estimate, click HERE to self-schedule an appointment, or call/text us at 480-718-7209.

P.S. Purchase a Platinum Maintenance Plan with Referral Code “Lump” and we’ll donate one month’s revenue to LOCAL breast cancer 501(c)3 organization Check for a Lump for wigs and mammograms. Plus, your Fall maintenance check will be FREE. Click HERE for more information.

Making the world a cooler place,

John T. Lamont, Owner

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