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Should I Replace My Air Conditioner So Late in the Season?

Air conditioning and heating systems don’t tend to malfunction only when it’s convenient to replace them. Sometimes, an older air conditioner only starts to fail just as the cooling season is ending, when you’ll only need to use it for a few more weeks anyway. Is it really worth replacing it when the end of summer is quickly approaching? We certainly think so, and here are our reasons.

You never know when a heat wave may hit

In our area, going without either a heating or cooling system at the end of summer can be dangerous. Weather has the potential to heat up unexpectedly right around the beginning of fall. In addition, if you wait for too long, you may find yourself without a cooling system on a surprisingly hot spring day in the coming year. It’s best to plan ahead and give yourself enough time to choose the system you want, rather than to rush through the installation during a heat wave.

Repairs can only last for so long

Here is a common scenario with older air conditioners. The technician informs the customer that the system requires replacement. The customer asks if it can be repaired, so the technician comes up with a temporary fix. It’s important to note that an older air conditioner can fail at any time. If your system is over ten years old and you have experienced issues with it in the past, any repair is likely to only serve as a temporary patch.

You will likely save money in the long run

Besides, the longer you allow your older air conditioner to run in poor condition, the more you spend on annual cooling costs. A broken air conditioner will require more energy to run, so replacing early on can actually save you money overall.

Call Air Mechanical, Inc. today to get started with your air conditioning replacement in Andover, MN.

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