Buying a new HVAC system is a big decision, a decision often accompanied by a big cost. If you’re planning on staying in your home long enough to need a replacement HVAC system, it’s a cost you might be interested in minimizing right? Here we’ll discuss some reasons for needing a new HVAC system in the first place and how to get a new system at the best possible time at the lowest possible price. So, when is the best time to consider getting a new HVAC system?
It’s best to have some forethought and plan on getting a new HVAC system before your current system fails completely. Going without any air conditioning in the summer or heating in winter isn’t just uncomfortable, it’s downright dangerous for some. If your system is 15 plus years old, isn’t providing the right kind of performance, or isn’t as energy efficient as it used to be, it may be time to get a replacement.
If you find yourself doing constant maintenance, or calling a technician on a regular basis because your system isn’t performing correctly, you might be investing money into a failing system. Depending on your circumstances, it might make more financial sense to replace the system altogether, and spare yourself the frustration and inconvenience of an unreliable HVAC system. Start making that money back in lower utility bills and peace of mind.
The perfect time to renovate your HVAC system is when you’re doing sweeping renovations to the whole house. If you’re already planning on facing weeks or months of disruption for any home renovations, combining multiple disruptors in that same time period just makes sense. Save the inconvenience of shutting down the house twice or more for upgrades that could have been bundled together with a little planning.
If you’ve purchased a new home, you’ll be able to choose what kind of HVAC system you’d prefer to have. If you’ve obtained an older home, there’s probably a long list of concerns that rank above the HVAC system. You have to address the foundation, electrical system, plumbing, size, design, features, location, etc. The HVAC system might be addressed as far as “does it function”, and that’ll be the end of the conversation. Having an HVAC contractor assess the system’s performance, insulation, and size can go a long way in immediately determining the necessary steps to obtaining the right system for you.
The general advice is to buy heaters in summer and ACs in winter. This is under the assumption that these items aren’t selling for their intended purpose, and therefore the cheapest they’ll be. Unfortunately, HVAC companies are busiest in these two months and aren’t likely to be offering any discounts or sales. This means that the real offseasons are spring and fall!
More systems are off due to mild weather, or not receiving any emergency maintenance or replacements. This equals less sold units, which further equals supplier discounts! If you’re considering buying a new HVAC system, shop around, and research what you’re looking for. If you have any questions or need expert help give the professionals at Action Air a call today!
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