When is the Best Time to Replace your AC Unit in Phoenix, Arizona?

Air conditioners may seem to be a luxury to some, but if you live in the Phoenix, AZ area where Summer temperatures can climb well above 100 degrees, you’d know that many Phoenix Valley residents consider air conditioning a necessity.

And because of our extreme hot weather, most AC units in the Phoenix, Arizona area don’t last as long as in other parts of the country.  Generally, a well maintained AC unit’s lifespan can be 12 to 15 years due to continuous Summer time use in the Phoenix AZ metro area.

That leads us to a very commonly asked question from Valley residents…”When is the best time to replace an air conditioner system here in Phoenix?”

When you think your old AC unit may need to be replaced, here are a few things to consider.

Replace Your AC Unit BEFORE it Breaks or Fails

Chances are, if you wait until your AC unit breaks or fails, it will be during the Arizona Summer months, when you need it most. Do you really want to put you and your family through the ordeal of waiting for you to find a reputable and available AC Company to install a new AC system when temperatures are scorching hot?

Replace Your AC Unit Off-Peak Season (Winter Months)

Most reputable AC companies in the Phoenix AZ area are extremely busy during the Summer season. This makes it more difficult for a good AC company to come out immediately for a quote and to schedule a subsequent installation.  In other words, you may have to wait several days or even weeks before your new AC unit can be installed by a reputable AC company if you decide to replace it during the Summer months. Do you really want to wait days or weeks for a new AC unit to be installed when daytime Summer temperatures are upwards of 110-115 degree?

A thorough AC (and furnace) system installation usually takes a full day. Even if the AC company can install your new AC Unit the day after your old AC unit breaks, who wants to wait around an entire day in your home during the Phoenix AZ Summer heat?  A much better idea is to replace your AC unit during the Phoenix AZ winter season, when you won’t need your AC to cool your home.

Here are a few reasons why Phoenix AZ homeowners should replace their air conditioner in the Winter:

You might be able to get more attractive financing deals.

In the Phoenix AZ area, the Winter season is generally much slower for AC Companies because there is low demand for AC related services. Because the banks who finance AC installations want to drum up more business during the slower Winter season, they sometimes offer some better financing deals (such as 0% APR, no-interest financing for up to 12 months, 24 month or 36 months, etc.).

You’ll Probably Get better service

Since the Winter season in Phoenix AZ is much slower in terms of demand for AC Services, most AC companies will not be quite as busy and thus more readily available to make immediate appointments for quotes and installations. You may also find that the AC installation technicians won’t be as rushed to install your new AC unit  (which could reduce the likelihood that your AC unit is installed incorrectly) and probably deliver even better service as a result.

The first step is to look for a reliable Air Conditioner Company like Eagle Air Cooling & Heating of Arizona, who can help you find the best unit for your home.  It’s important to find a unit that will be able to stand up to hot summers of Phoenix, Arizona and the surround communities in the Valley of the Sun.

To learn more about the advantages of a installing a new AC system or if it is time to replace your current AC Unit, contact the AC Installation experts at Eagle Air Cooling & Heating by calling 480-748-1781.


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