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3 Reasons to Replace Your AC Unit in the Fall

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Fall is officially here, and it’s almost time for AC systems to go on their annual break. People often go into post-summer months with an “out of sight, out of mind” mentality. They incorrectly assume that cooling services in Atlanta are only important when the weather is hot. 

If you have an older system or you’ve neglected annual maintenance, you may want to consider upgrading to a new HVAC system. Fall is one of the best times of the year to make a change in your heating and cooling units, and the following are three reasons why. 


Best Service 

The fall season is an off-peak time of operations for HVAC companies. Upgrading during this downtime has a lot of advantages when it comes to the service you are getting. The technician they send has much less work on their schedule. With fewer time constraints, they are more likely to spend extra time helping you understand your needs best.  

Many companies will take ductwork and airflow calculations to ensure you are getting an appropriate AC unit. During the summer, it’s challenging to get additional assistance without it costing an arm and a leg. 

Time to Save 

When your HVAC system goes out on a 90-degree summer day, there is only one thing on your mind: get it back on as soon as possible. This buying method puts you at a huge disadvantage as a consumer. 

In the fall, decreased demand tends to lead to significant price drops and sales. Additionally, you are not in a rush to replace your unit. The lack of urgency gives you time to research what type of system is best for you. You can cross-reference efficiency ratings, output, and costs to see what the best deal is. 

Heat Pumping 

Many AC units also act as a heat pump during the winter. If your AC was struggling in the summer, then it will have a hard time with heat when the winter comes. Heating issues tend to be harder to notice because they will make continue to make noise and sound like they’re operating while not efficiently heating your space. 

They are often referred to as “zombie” heat pumps due to their deceiving ability to seem alive and running. One thing you will notice is that a dying heater will cause your electric bill to spike. Most systems have inefficient backup heaters that kick in when the primary system isn’t getting the job done. You can avoid these costly spikes by getting ahead of the problem with a replacement.  

Don’t get stuck with a bad HVAC unit that it dies mid-summer. Take note of a struggling or older system and replace it during the off-season to get better service, a better system, and increased savings.  

Anytime Heating, Cooling and Plumbing has been providing expert heating and cooling services to the Atlanta area since 2000. We specialize in service, maintenance, installation, and repairs, and we’re available 24/7 to meet your needs.  Give us a call today at 770-504-5881 to schedule your free replacement estimate. 

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