The problems with the air conditioner began during the first month of summer. The machine wasn’t properly cooling and it was running for hours and hours. I hoped that the air conditioner would get better if I changed the air filter and had a full system tune-up performed on the machine. Unfortunately, neither one of those services helped my AC unit run more efficiently. I contacted a professional company to get an estimate for a new machine. I knew that the AC system was working overtime. I also knew that it had been around 10 years since the last time the AC was replaced with an energy efficient machine. I got two different estimates from the repair and installation technician. One estimate was for the installation services and one estimate was for all of the equipment and parts. I took both of the estimates to the bank so I could get financing for the new machine. The bank was happy to give me financing for the air conditioning system, because I am one of their best customers. I got a great interest rate that is even lower than my car and easy and affordable monthly payments that will make it very easy to afford the new and luxurious AC. The next thing that I want to buy is a car. I was planning to buy a car this year, but I spent all of the money on a new AC unit instead.