Why Winter Is the Best Time to Invest in a New Air Conditioner
Purchasing a new HVAC system is a big investment that can leave many homeowners cringing—which is why lots of homeowners delay purchasing a new air conditioner for as long as possible. If your air conditioner was limping along throughout the summer, you may be in luck. Why? Because winter is actually the best time to purchase a new air conditioning system. Learn more below:
1. Many air conditioning systems go on sale during the winter months.
One of the benefits associated with purchasing and installing a new AC unit during the off-season is the potential for savings. AC units are in higher demand during the warmer months, so they are rarely on sale. Discounts and rebates may be more common during the winter months, and you may also get a discount on labor in some cases. If you know you need to replace your system soon, it is generally more affordable to do so in the off-season. For instance, Sea Coast Air Conditioning has a $125 off special running through the end of 2015 on a new AC or heat pump system.
2. HVAC systems are typically installed much faster in the winter months.
HVAC technicians are usually swamped with work during the peak summer season with repairs and replacements, which means that you may need to wait longer to get your new system installed than you would in the summer months. You may not have the flexibility to schedule the installation on a day and time that is convenient for you when the technicians are so busy and when you are dealing with a hot home. When you schedule the installation during the winter, you can generally pick a date and time that works best with your schedule.
3. Winter installations mean less hassle and less downtime.
During the summer, you will be reliant on your cooling system to provide you with climate-controlled air. It may take several hours or longer to install the new system, and these will be hours that you are without the use of your AC unit. Your home’s temperature could quickly rise, and it may be uncomfortable to be in the home until the new AC unit is fully installed. When you replace your system during the summer, you will not have to deal with this downtime.
AC Replacement for Port St. Lucie
If you’re in need of a new HVAC system, the professionals at Sea Coast Air Conditioning & Heating can help. Our experienced design engineers can help you every step of the way through picking your new home comfort system. Contact us today to learn how we can help and get a free estimate on a new system for your home.