Few things are more inconvenient than a Virginia summer when your AC fails or malfunctions. Replacing your AC once it’s broken isn’t the best approach to maintaining your comfort. First you have to choose the right AC provider, then the right AC, and then you have to get that AC installed. At best you’re talking about a process that spans a few days. Realistically, it could be a week, two weeks or even more.

That’s why here at Comfort First we tell our Chesapeake customers that the best time to replace their AC system is NOW!

Allow us to explain.

GOOD THINGS DON’T COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT

We commend Heinz for turning a negative (the long time it takes for ketchup to ooze down those glass jars) into a positive (catchy tagline). But here in the world of heating and cooling, “good things come to those who wait” need not apply.

If you know your AC is on the fritz, and headed toward “a better place” someday soon, waiting to have it replaced does more than just increase the likeliness of your inconvenience. It can also:

  • Force you into rushing the purchase process, thus preventing you from making the best, fiscal decision.
  • Make you spend more in energy costs every day that you wait to replace your old machine.
  • Negatively impact the air you breathe, as older ACs are less likely to filter out allergens and pollution.

YOU’LL KNOW WHEN TO REPLACE YOUR AC IF YOU HAVE IT REGULARLY SERVICED

ACs don’t always have to be replaced. Here at Comfort First in Chesapeake, we specialize in repairs and maintenance so that our clients don’t have to replace their systems regularly. Our maintenance service allows us to keep your machine running optimally, while also inspecting your AC closely.

This inspection gives us the information we need to determine what – if any – issues are on the horizon. We’ll be able to predict when your AC will need to be replaced. This gives you the ability to make an informed decision on your AC purchase, as you’ll have time on your side.

When you do choose to replace your AC, keep in mind that you shouldn’t take to this decision lightly. ACs are a significant expense, and something that will last you for many years. We recommend you sit down with a heating and cooling specialist in Chesapeake, who can help you determine the best system for your needs, space and budget.

WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN REPLACING YOUR AC

Your heating and cooling specialist will assess certain criteria to come to a decision on which AC is best for you. These factors include:

  • What your budget is
  • The size of your home
  • The positioning of your windows in relation to the sun
  • How many people live in your home

All of these components help your specialist to determine the best AC for your comfort.

DON’T WAIT UNTIL IT’S TOO LATE

We can’t stress enough the importance of acting sooner, rather than later, when it comes to replacing or repairing your AC. Comfort First can help. Contact us today to learn more about how you can stay cool through the heat.