Should I Buy A New Air Conditioner This Spring?

by | Mar 20, 2020 | Air Conditioning | 0 comments

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.

Air Conditioning Repair Services

 If your air conditioning system isn't working properly, prompt repair is important to keep you comfortable in your home. Southern Pride Service offers cooling system repair services for AC systems of all types. This includes:

  • Central air conditioning system repair

  • Heat pump repair

  • Ductless air conditioning system repair

  • Geothermal system repair

Our experienced HVAC team can diagnose and treat all types of AC problems. Some common reasons that you might need cooling system repair include:

  • Air conditioner won't turn on 

  • Air conditioner won't cool properly 
  • Freezing of the outdoor unit

  • Leaks

  • Unusual sounds or smells

  • Electrical problems

Our repair technicians use the latest tools and technology to diagnose your system's needs. We offer fair, upfront pricing and prompt repair services.

 Schedule AC repair now so you can be cool and comfortable in your home. Call 301-932-4925 or contact us online.


Air Conditioning Installation and Replacement Services

 When it comes time to replace an older or faulty air conditioning system, or install an entirely new unit, our team will recommend the best system for your home and budget.  We'll work with you to take the stress out of the install process with quick and efficient service. We also offer financing options to make it more affordable. 

 Some signs that you're in need of replacement include:

  • Cost of repair is high, so replacement is more cost-effective

  • The system is 10 years old or older

  • You're struggling with frequent breakdowns

  • The system still runs on Freon

 For your air conditioning installation quote, contact the pros at Southern Pride Service.


Keep Your System Properly Maintained with Southern Pride Service

 Proper AC maintenance helps extend the life span of your air conditioning and cooling system and reduce the risk of a breakdown. We offer air conditioning  maintenance plans that will help you keep your system running properly to proactively avoid costly issues and repairs later down the line. We recommend scheduling maintenance at the start of the cooling season, so that your HVAC system can operate as efficiently as possible all season long.

 Is your air conditioner overdue for maintenance? Schedule it today by calling 301-932-4925 or contacting Southern Pride Service online for help.