When the summer heat arrives, many homeowners quickly discover that their older AC unit has waited for just the right moment to break down. And when it’s over 100 degrees outside, finding an affordable air conditioner to replace your older one can be difficult. Because AC systems tend to break down early into the summer season we’ve seen a boom on air conditioner sales between the months of May into July.
Reasons For This Trend And Actions You Can Take To Avoid Them
Why Do AC Sales Increase in the Summer?
Traditionally, air conditioning units break down as soon as they are activated for the summer season. There are reasons for this:
- Lack of routine maintenance. When an AC system is properly maintained it can operate smoothly for a very long time. Before and after the summer season, a professional HVAC contractor will take the time to make sure that the unit is properly maintained. They fill up all fluid levels, tighten up belts and hoses, replace filters and inspect mechanical parts for common wear and tear. By simply scheduling an annual ‘tune-up’ in spring you can avoid the trouble of having to pay for a replacement AC unit during peak season.
- Increased Use = Increase Potential for Damage. Another reason why air conditioner sales often peak in summer is due to the extreme temperatures we have in Scottsdale. When it’s above 100 degrees on a normal basis, it takes a lot of effort to cool a home to a comfortable temperature. This often results in AC systems being overloaded and can cause complete system shutdown.
What Can I Do to Save Money on AC Replacement in Scottsdale?
One of the biggest consequences of increased air conditioner sales in summertime is that costs to install these systems can also increase during peak season. This is simply due to supply and demand. But, there are a few things you can do to save time, money and avoid the hassle of trying to find somebody to install a new system during summer.
1) Schedule routine maintenance every spring. This is a sure fire way to not only keep your AC system running longer and stronger, but also will save you money on monthly energy costs. During a service visit, you’re HVAC contractors will replace filters, top off fluids and inspect the system for overall wear and tear. This can help reduce the amount of energy needed to run your AC system efficiently – saving you money in the short and long term.
2) Replace your indoor air filters every month. Another easy way to reduce the drag on your AC system is to simply replace indoor filters every month. It can get very dusty in the desert all year long so simply replacing your filters will not only reduce air flow and make it easier on your AC system to work, but it can also help increase your indoor air quality.
It is clear there are many reasons why air conditioner sales peak during early summer. But, by simply having your system checked out in spring by a dependable HVAC professional can not only help you reduce the potential of your unit breaking down, but if it needs to be replaced, you can get it done when business is not as busy, which could save you money as well.