With summer finally long gone, you're probably preoccupied with getting your furnace ready to tackle cooler temperatures. You may even be tempted to ignore your air conditioner until next spring. If you have an air conditioner that's in dire need of replacement, whether it's simply become old and inefficient or it's in constant need of repairs, now is a good time to have your A/C system replaced.
The fall season offers a great opportunity to invest in a new air conditioner for your home. There are plenty of advantages to buying a new A/C system during a time when most people are worried about keeping their homes warm. The following explains five of these advantages and why they make sense for the sensible HVAC shopper.
1. More Time to Plan and Research
No two homes are alike when it comes to their air conditioning needs. How effectively your home remains cool and comfortable depends on a wide variety of factors, from your home's age and layout to the type of windows and insulation it uses. Even the orientation of your home relative to the sun's position can have an effect on your air conditioning needs.
You'll need plenty of time to research these factors and plan your A/C installation. A rushed summertime purchase won't give you enough time to properly research your options, resulting in a bad A/C choice that could ruin your home's comfort and raise its utility bills. You won't have enough time to plan for a thorough, high-quality installation by a knowledgeable and experienced technician, either.
Shopping for a new air conditioner during the fall gives you more time to evaluate your potential purchase. You'll not only have time to research different A/C models, but you'll also have enough time to have your home properly evaluated by a professional. You can even request multiple estimates among different companies to find the best installation price.
2. Better Product Selection
Shopping for a new air conditioner during the summer can sometimes be a nerve-racking experience. With limited product availability due to increased summertime demand, finding and buying the A/C system that works best for your home can be difficult.
As the demand for air conditioning subsides throughout the fall, you'll have more opportunities to choose your preferred A/C system and have it delivered in a timely manner. Your HVAC technician will also have more time to install and properly troubleshoot your new A/C system in case any adjustments are needed.
3. Better Discounts and Rebates
During the fall, most HVAC providers are keen on clearing out their selection of air conditioners in favor of must-have heating options for the season. As a result, you'll have a great opportunity to purchase and install your air conditioner for a significant discount.
HVAC contractors aren't the only ones to offer discounts on A/C equipment during the fall. The manufacturers may offer direct rebates on select air conditioning systems. Even your local utility company may offer rebates on certain A/C equipment.
4. Less Discomfort During Installation
The mere thought of being without air conditioning can put a damper on any summertime replacement unless it's an absolute emergency. Even the fastest A/C replacement can take the better part of a day to complete, leaving you without a way to keep your home cool and comfortable in the meantime.
In contrast, fall weather offers milder temperatures and fewer worries about your home turning into a sweat box until your new A/C system is up and running. A fall A/C replacement lets you avoid the sweltering consequences of being without reliable cooling while your new system is being installed. You and others in your home won't experience any discomfort during the installation.
Get in touch with a company such as Master Service Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration today.