A new HVAC system is a hefty financial investment that may be hard to wrap your head around. Some say it’s best to purchase a replacement in the offseason, others say to bite the bullet and upgrade them all at once. If you find that confusing, you’re not alone. So when is the best time to buy a furnace or air conditioner, or both? Read on to find out.
How old is your HVAC equipment?
Perhaps the most obvious answer is that you should replace your HVAC units before they die. Most are designed to last 15 to 20 years, so replacement is inevitable for long-term homeowners.
The older your HVAC units get, the more likely they are to break down or fail completely. An outdated furnace or air conditioner could be hazardous to your family’s safety and health. Malfunctioning equipment could cause house fires or carbon monoxide poisoning. In Minnesota, a broken furnace in the dead of winter could result in frozen pipes and plumbing expenses.
To avoid getting caught in the cold or sweltering heat, you’ll want to be prepared for a replacement by saving money over time and working it into your yearly budget.
How many times do you call for service?
If you’re frequently calling your HVAC contractor for repair service, you might want to think about investing in a new system rather than emptying your pockets for a failing unit. Your technician can assess whether a replacement may make more sense in the long run. Though it’s a large cost up front, a new furnace or air conditioner could lower your electric bill and give you peace of mind knowing your heating or cooling system won’t break down when you need it most.
Are you renovating?
If you are working on remodeling your home, it may be a good time to replace your furnace and air conditioner. Whether it’s a DIY project or you’ve hired a contractor, you may consider scheduling installation in the midst of the chaos. That way, you can kill two birds with one stone by upgrading your home’s HVAC energy efficiency. As a bonus, you’ll enjoy consistent, comfortable temperatures in your newly renovated spaces.
Who do you trust?
Winter months are often the busiest time for furnace sales. Many homeowners choose to save on delivery and installation by purchasing a furnace and air conditioner at the same time. The key is to find an HVAC contractor you trust. They’ll have great pricing even during peak seasons.
Heating & Cooling Two offers fantastic prices year-round along with coupons, rebates, and financing options. We provide Bryant furnaces and air conditioners with some of the best warranties in the industry. As a family-owned and operated business, we are committed to offering home comfort solutions that fit your needs and budget.
Contact us to learn more.