Are you dealing with the reality of a failing HVAC system? You know the drill. Your heating and cooling units are working, but not like they used to. Or perhaps you know your system is over 15 years old and have been told it does not have much longer to run by a technician. Or perhaps your utility bills are escalating month over month, or you’ve paid for HVAC repairs over the past year, but your system is once again malfunctioning. With that in mind, you may find yourself asking: What is the best time of year to install a new HVAC system?
If you find yourself in any of these situations, it may well be time for a new heating and cooling system for your home or business.
However, if you can still get by with what you’ve got, you may be trying to determine just how much more comfort you can squeeze out of your HVAC – while putting off the thought of a sizable purchase or socking away savings to pay for a new system.
These are all fair questions to ask, and one worth pondering, as the answer can make a real difference to both your bank account and your comfort.
Let’s take a look at some of the factors that go into this decision and deal in some cold, hard facts.
Fall and Spring are your most opportune times
First off, the bottom-line answer to your question, the best time of year to install a new HVAC system is either the fall or spring – specifically during the HVAC “off-season,” which happens between September and mid-November and again from early March to mid-May.
Why is that? The reasons are myriad.
Peak Demand During the Year
HVAC systems that are not running at full steam will likely break down during temperature extremes, as they strain to provide the comfort you ask from the system. This leads to a pile up of work orders for HVAC repair and installation contractors. And if you are battling a poorly functioning or dead heating and cooling system, the last thing you want is to be stuck in a frigid or boiling hot home.
Now that you know the best time of year to schedule a new HVAC installation in your home – or business for that matter – let’s look at some of the positives you will experience by having it done in spring or fall.
Improved Pricing for Installation
Because there is a lesser demand for HVAC installations in the spring and fall, many HVAC contractors – and HVAC manufacturers – even offer incentives and rebates to help spark business during those seasons.
Improved HVAC Comfort
We already mentioned it, but it is worth reiterating it. The best way to handle HVAC installation is to set your own schedule and know that – when you do schedule it – you will be comfortable. There is always the chance it could take a significant amount of time for a contractor to install an HVAC system. During that time your home will be at the mercy of temperatures outside. And if you’re home piling on blankets or sweating, you’re not going to be very happy. So do yourself a favor and schedule installation during the milder months.
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Time to find the best contractor
If you’re dealing with a broken heating or cooling system during winter or summer, you’re probably going to do everything you can to get it fixed as quickly as possible. And that may end up costing you way more than what you might otherwise pay – especially when you have time to shop around and compare prices and contractors during milder times. That is why spring and fall are ideal for HVAC replacement, as you can actually have various contractors come to your home, give you written estimates and meticulously go over each option.
Do your best to control when you replace your HVAC
Sometimes you simply cannot help when your heating and cooling breaks down. The system goes out and you have to have relief as soon as possible. But, if you can at all help it, you should wait till spring and/or fall to have your entire unit replaced.
If you find yourself in either situation in north Georgia or metro Atlanta, please consider giving Zone a call. We treat our customers like family, meaning that we will always try to give you the best price and service available – no matter the time of year. And if you want to wait till spring or fall, we would love to be able to come to you and provide a quote that is sure to get your attention.
Simply call us today at 770-904-5432 and let us help you determine exactly what you need to keep your home – or business – as comfortable as possible at the price that best fits your budget.