Due to the costs involved, It is likely never a great time to have to buy a new HVAC system, but there are definitely some times that are better than others. When considering this large purchase, you want to balance the overall functionality of your current system with the costs and possible inconveniences that may occur. The following are some times when it might be best to take the leap and upgrade your system.
Your Current System is Struggling
You definitely do not want to wait until you current AC or furnace goes out completely before planning for a new one. In most situations, experts actually recommend replacing your furnace and air conditioning at the same time. If your current system dies before you have a chance to replace it, there can be major inconveniences for your family. This is especially true if it happens during particularly cold or hot times of the year. Keeping your home and family comfortable and safe is a top priority, so knowing these signs that your HVAC system may be wearing out is important:
- Older than 15 years old
- Making strange rattling, booming, or other noises, even after proper maintenance
- Not heating or cooling as well as usual
- Larger utility bills because of decreased efficiency
- Numerous repairs needed
You are Doing Renovations
If you are in the process of renovating parts of your home and you have an aging HVAC system, it might be a good time to consider upgrading. Having the HVAC system changed at the same time as other appliances and areas of your home may limit the amount of disruption to your life and family. If you are upgrading to a zoned or high efficiency system, you may also be able to save some money on installation because the area is already under construction.
When Purchasing a New Home
When you buy a new home, it is always important to have an inspection to determine the condition of your HVAC system. Trained inspectors and technicians can determine if the system is sized appropriately for the home and if any of the components are wearing out. If they find that you would benefit from a new HVAC system, you can have it done before you move in, decreasing the amount of inconvenience and stress on your family. There is also a possibility of negotiating with the seller to lower the purchase price or help pay some of the costs. You may also be able to roll the costs into your mortgage to help make things work better financially.
During the Slow Season
Winter and Summer are extremely busy times of the year for your HVAC system and for HVAC companies in general. During peak use times, companies sell a lot of HVAC units, and technicians are busy doing repairs, so discounts are rare. If you know that your system is needing to be replaced soon, it would be wise to plan to replace it during the spring or fall when temperatures are more comfortable, installation is faster, and discounts may be available.
Meridian Heating and Air
If you are in need of a new HVAC system or just some repairs, contact the professionals at Snowflake Air. We are committed to achieving 100% customer satisfaction and will work hard to meet that goal. We offer same-day service, 24 hour assistance for emergencies, and financing plans to ensure that you and your family are safe and comfortable. Snowflake Air is your best choice for HVAC services in Boise, Meridian, Kuna, Eagle, and surrounding areas.