It might be tempting to think that the coldest of our Colorado weather is behind us. However, as you may know, weather patterns in our state are highly unpredictable, and a cold snap could be just around the corner.
Even though your space heaters and furnace might be putting in some overtime, we thought we’d broach the subject of air conditioning in preparation for what might be one of our hottest summers ever.
If you’re a home or business owner in Colorado, you might be wondering, “Is it too early to start thinking about a new AC unit, or is it smarter to hold off for a few months until things heat up?”. Front Range HVAC is your go-to resource for all things air conditioning-related, so we thought we’d go ahead and address this question from the perspective of an HVAC company that lives and breathes air conditioning in Colorado.
An Ounce of Prevention…
…is worth a pound of cure. You’ve probably heard this piece of advice before.
If you can head off potential AC headaches before they crop up, you stand a much higher chance of enjoying a more comfortable summertime in Colorado.
Here’s why it makes good sense to evaluate your air conditioning situation before things start heating up here among the Rocky Mountains:
- The heat could be here before you know it.Are you convinced that it’s still going to be chilly this time next month? Or, would you hedge your bets and count on warmer weather? Because of the volatile nature of Colorado weather, it’s anyone’s guess whether or not we’ll be dealing with warmer or cooler weather as Spring gets underway.
- You could begin saving money on energy bills sooner than later.
Did you know that some older AC systems can have efficiency ratings as low as 10 on the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) scale? By the time summer gets here, these older systems are going to become progressively more expensive to operate. In many cases, upgrading an AC installation to something more efficient can yield immediate savings on electricity bills.
(And, you might even qualify for an energy rebate from your utility company!)
- There is a ‘busy season’ for HVAC companies, and it’s almost here.
The team at Front Range HVAC stays pretty busy throughout the year. However, in the weeks preceding our warmest months, our phones start ringing off the hook.
The reason is understandable: Coloradans know that summer is coming, and they want to ‘beat the heat’ with a more effective, more efficient air conditioning system. We can’t blame them!
Even though we do the best we can to schedule air conditioner installations at a date and time that works best for our customers, we can’t promise that we’ll be as available during the ‘busy season’ as we are now—another reason why now is a great time to be taking action to upgrade or replace your AC unit.
- Manufacturer incentives and energy rebates may not be as attractive as they are now.
Carrier, the air conditioning brand we are most closely aligned with, provides us with outstanding dealer pricing for the Carrier AC units we sell to our customers.
Right now, the cost of a new, high-efficiency AC system is as low as it might ever be in 2020. Because we don’t know where prices might go when demand rises in the summer, now is the best time to pull the trigger on that new AC project (this is especially the case for commercial customers).
As we mentioned in a recent blog post, the summers in Colorado are getting warmer every year. If this trend keeps continuing, we can probably expect the summer of 2020 to be one of the hottest on record.
You don’t want to be in a position where you’re floundering to fix or upgrade your air conditioner just as our hottest weather is approaching. Take action today to modernize your air conditioning system, and you’ll be grateful you did when the mercury rises!
Get Ahead of the Heat—Call Front Range HVAC!
So, is there a ‘best time’ to upgrade your older air conditioner? The answer is yes: right now!
Don’t let the dog days of summer catch you unprepared to deal with the sweltering Colorado heat that is on the way. Contact Front Range HVAC today, and inquire about an AC audit. We’ll let you know what your options are when it comes to an AC upgrade, and you’ll get a jump on summer in the process!