The best time to replace your HVAC system? Spring is a great time to get ahead of the warmer weather for any HVAC maintenance, repairs, or replacements. Summer will be here soon it’s important to check if your air conditioner and HVAC system are ready for the blazing summer heat.
While most people assume the best time to replace your HVAC system is in the winter, most HVAC companies are just as busy in winter as they are in summer, because they provide heating services on top of cooling. The most practical time to replace your HVAC unit is actually right now, in spring when most homeowners aren’t using their furnace OR their air conditioner.
Working Against the Market
Unlike the typical advice to work with the market in other industries, HVAC is one of the few industries it benefits you to work against. Springtime, when most people aren’t using either their heater or their air conditioner, is the best time to replace your HVAC system.
Because most people open up their homes and let the fresh spring air in, HVAC companies see a dip in business. This often prompts them to run special deals or promotions that encourage consumers to replace or perform maintenance on their system in spring.
Spring is also the best time for any HVAC maintenance you may need, as HVAC companies are less busy. When summer begins, that’s when all of the broken AC calls start flooding in, so upgrading your system now can help get you faster service and lower prices.
What to Ask Your HVAC Technician
If your HVAC unit is older than ten years old, or you’ve noticed irregular spikes in your utility costs, it may be time to replace it. Typically, replacing your full HVAC system costs less than replacing your heater and air conditioner separately. This is important to keep in mind if one is broken but the other one is still chugging along–consider how much more life it has left and if it isn’t much, it may be best to replace them together to save money in the long run.
When considering a new unit, you’ll want to ask your HVAC technician the following questions. It’s important not to get too lost in the details though; they’re the experts for a reason!
- What size air conditioner is right for my home?
- Which brand should I choose?
- Will my new system come with any special features?
- Should I use climate zones?
- If I or someone in my family suffer from asthma or allergies, what type of system should I choose?
With these questions on hand, you’ll be sure to get the best upgrade for your home and your family’s needs. While each individual is different, we often recommend the XV20i TruComfort™ Variable Speed system. It’s the most efficient offering by Trane, and is one of the most efficient units available on today’s market. Paired with Trane’s smart thermostat, the ComfortLink™ II XL850, homeowners can save hundreds per year on utility costs.
Heating and Cooling Experts in East Texas – Air Solutions of Beaumont
At Air Solutions, we can help you with any of your HVAC needs. Whether you need an inspection, regular maintenance or a brand new unit, our experienced technicians are here for you. For more information about our heating and cooling system selection, or to schedule an appointment for repair or maintenance, contact us today at (409) 962-2476, or visit us at airsolutionstx.com/contact.