If you’re like most Americans, you see income tax preparation as just a necessary evil that can only be made more palatable by the discovery that you’re due a tax refund. And though you might be inclined to spend this newfound money on a vacation or something frivolous, you’d be wiser to put this chunk of change to good use somewhere inside your house. A good investment to consider as we approach the hot, humid months of summer is an upgrade of your residential air conditioning to a more energy and cost-efficient model.

Approximately two-thirds of all U.S. homes have air conditioners, and just like your car, they need routine maintenance and care to keep them running at peak performance. If well taken care of, air conditioners typically last from 10 to 20 years, though ultimately, the frequency of use and unit efficiency will matter more than the exact age. But if your air conditioner is 10 years or older and doesn’t seem to be cooling as effectively as it once did or it’s costing you more to operate, it may be time to think about replacing it.

If you’re fortunate enough to get a tax refund, you’ll probably see it in your mailbox between February and June, before the start of the busy cooling season. It’s also the time when manufacturers like Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems offer purchase rebates on many of their products, making it the opportune time to schedule a replacement appointment. Calling before the high heat and humidity of summer set in means you’re also more likely to get a service appointment time that fits within your schedule.

A residential air conditioning system replacement is really a long-term investment in your home and for your family’s comfort and benefit. When properly sized for your house and installed by factory-trained and certified technicians like those from Morrison, Inc., a high-efficiency system will reduce your energy usage and likely lower your utility bills, as well as allow you to live greener and cleaner. And, in addition to increasing the value of your home, you may even be able to write off this investment on next year’s taxes as an energy-efficient home improvement.

If you’ve been considering whether it’s the right time to replace your residential cooling system, tax refund season may be the best opportunity you’ll have all year. To schedule your replacement or repairs, contact Morrison, Inc. in Marietta today.

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