The Unfiltered Blog

May 18, 2015

7 reasons spring is a good time to replace your HVAC system

By Chuck Gassmann, CEO

7 reasons spring is a good time to replace your HVAC systemYou may be surprised to learn there is a “best” time of the year to replace your furnace or air conditioner. That time is spring — and here are seven reasons why.

  1. Manufacturer deals
    Many homeowners rely less on their HVAC system during the spring, which means it isn’t top of mind. To remind homeowners of their HVAC needs, many furnace and air conditioner manufacturers offer rebates or deals from April to June.
     
  2. Good weather
    The nice weather spring brings makes it bearable to do without heating and/or air conditioning for one day while the system is being replaced. Why go without much needed air conditioning in the summer and heat in the winter if you don’t have to?
     
  3. Flexible schedules
    As temperatures are (usually) not extreme in the spring, there are fewer emergency breakdowns and replacements. This allows our HVAC companies to be more accommodating to an installation date that’s convenient for you.
     
  4. Planned vs. emergency
    If you plan to have your system replaced, you can set aside money ahead of time. In the case of an emergency replacement, you may not always have the money saved up. Either away, Bell Brothers does offer financing options to help with the cost.
     
  5. Cost effective
    By planning a replacement — rather than being surprised with an emergency replacement — you can save money by updating both systems the same day. It’s more cost effective to have an installation technician come to your home one time rather than two. Not only do most furnaces and air conditioners have the same life expectancy and will most likely need to be replaced around the same time, they also rely on each other. If replaced separately, some work may have to be re-done when the second system is installed.
     
  6. Maximum rebate
    You will see the biggest increase in energy efficiency with two new systems compared to one. Sometimes updating only one unit doesn’t increase the whole system’s efficiency enough to allow a homeowner to receive the maximum rebate.
     
  7. Tax refund
    While many Americans use their tax refund for fun purchases, you may want to consider putting it toward a new HVAC system.