As the end of the year draws near, many Phoenix residents set time aside to prepare their home for the holidays. Thanksgiving decorations are pulled out of storage bins, Christmas lights are put up, and houses are decked out for parties and family visits. Around this time of year, we often receive calls from customers who want to purchase a new HVAC system before the end of the year.
What’s the Rush – Why Purchase Before New Year’s Eve?
There are a variety of reasons to purchase a new air conditioner in December. The EPA’s ban on R22 takes effect on January 1st, which means older AC units (manufactured before 2009) are using outdated, ozone depleting R22 Freon and need to be upgraded. That doesn’t necessarily mean you need to replace the entire unit. However, you may want to consider stepping up to a new, energy efficient air conditioner for 2020. Some Phoenix residents experienced a rough summer with sub-par performance from an air conditioner that has seen better days and want their unit replaced. Still others just want to give their family the gift of fresh air and cool comfort as a holiday gift. Whatever the reason, we’ve got you covered.
Here are a few important details to keep in mind if you are planning a big purchase before the end of the year:
What Are the Key Points to Consider?
Take time to review your past utility bills and add up repair expenses for the last three years. If your current AC unit has a low SEER rating or if you’ve had multiple major repair bills exceeding thousands of dollars, it may be time to replace.
Higher SEER Rating = Lower Monthly Electric Bills
Check the purchase date and SEER rating on your old unit. If your SEER rating is below 10-12, calculate the potential savings if you replace with a new, more energy efficient AC unit with a higher SEER rating. It may surprise you to learn how much you can save. Our friendly service techs can perform an overall evaluation of your HVAC needs and help you determine the size necessary to efficiently cool and heat your home. Avoid purchasing an oversized air conditioner, which can cause problems – bigger is not always better.
Work with Professionals
Researching options and choosing a new HVAC system for your home can be a daunting process. Our advice is don’t try to do it all on your own. Our experienced pro’s can guide you through the process and just so you know, we don’t always advise buying a new system. We will assess your needs and help you make the right decision.
December 31st Will Be Here Before You Know It
We all get busy with holiday parties and happenings in December. If you’re considering a new system purchase before the end of the year, why not call us today and start the process with a consultation with one of our HVAC experts – and happy holidays!