Is there anything better than filing your final tax return and realizing that you have a refund on the way? Although this is money that is entitled to you due to an overpayment during the year, it is always nice to feel like you “got the better of the IRS.”
With this in mind, you now have one very important question to answer: what are you going to do with the money?
While some people are sure to blow it on a shopping spree or something “fun,” others realize the importance of being practical. For those who live in San Antonio, tax refund season is followed shortly by warm weather. Is your air conditioning system ready for the months that lie ahead? Will it be able to run efficiently enough to keep you cool when the temperatures heat up? If your answer is no, it may be time to take some (or all) of that refund and put it towards a new system.
Tip: you may not need a new air conditioner. Instead, you may be able to call in a professional, such as Champion AC, to provide the appropriate maintenance. Soon enough, your system will be running like new and you may even have a few dollars leftover from your refund.
Well, there are three steps you can take:
1. Once you file your final return you know how much your refund is going to be. That said, you have to wait for the money to arrive in your bank account or by mail.
2. In the meantime, take a close look at your AC system for a better idea of its condition. Is it time for a new unit? Would a regular maintenance schedule suit you better?
3. Contact the professionals at Champion AC to discuss your situation and schedule an appointment. Remember, you can call us to your home before you have your refund in hand. We offer a free quote.
Rather than “waste” your tax refund this year, consider doing something productive with the money. If your air conditioner needs repaired or replaced, now is the time to move forward. Not only do you have the money from your refund, but the warm season is right around the corner.
Ben is a retired Combat Controller with the United States Air Force. He started Champion AC in 2007. Ben is originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is happily married and an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Saints.