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Should I Buy A New Air Conditioner This Spring?

Air Conditioning

Have you recently turned on your air conditioning because the weather has warmed up? Perhaps you noticed its not performing as well as in the past. You may be asking yourself “Should I buy a new air conditioner this Spring?”

We’d like to help guide you to the best answer for your situation.

What many customers don’t know is that Spring is a great time to purchase a new cooling system.

Below are a few reasons to buy your new cooling system now instead of waiting until the hot summer weather.

Here are 3 reasons to buy a new air conditioner this Spring.


1. Avoid installation delays.

The typical lifespan for a cooling system is approximately 15 years, however, it can also vary based on environmental factors, usage, and maintenance. If your air conditioner is close to or even past this point, you should most likely expect to replace your cooling unit in the next few years, if not sooner. Buying a new system now rather than waiting will prepare you for next summer, and set you up for lower air conditioning bills.

When you purchase an air conditioner in the summer, you might experience installation delays, which may lead to you suffering in the summer heat longer. Cooling system installation is in high demand in the summer, and your contractor might not be able to install a new unit for you immediately. Were you planning to buy a new air conditioner in the near future? Its best to do it this Spring and avoid delays.

2. Avoid frequent repair needs on your older cooling system.

If your air conditioner is malfunctioning often, your HVAC systems’ life could be coming to an end. Compare the costs to repair your current system versus buying a new system. Does the repair bill equal 25% or more of the price of a new system? If so, this Spring is the time to purchase a new air conditioner.

Buying a new cooling system now could save you both time and hassle later if it gives out for good.


3. Protecting your AC Unit in cooler months.

Do you buy a new air conditioner this Spring or keep the system you already have? Regardless of your choice, one thing is definite – you must make arrangements for the colder months ahead. While frequently overlooked, this preparation begins with winterizing your cooling system unit.  

A new air conditioner will make the process a lot smoother and will ensure a longer lasting unit. It only takes a little bit of your time and could save you hundreds, or even thousands of dollars in the future.

Wrapping It Up

When cooling systems fail unexpectedly in the heat of summer, homeowners feel hurried to choose a unit because they need cooling quickly. To save yourself from making a hasty purchase resolution, buy an air conditioner before your current system fails.

We invite you to contact Southern Pride Service, Inc. in Southern Maryland today if you’re considering buying a new air conditioner this Spring. We also provide a full range of heating and cooling installation, repair and maintenance services.