As you receive your first winter heating bill, you’re likely to be looking for ways to decrease your energy costs. Even though the middle of winter is not the time most people think about their air conditioner, installing a new energy efficient AC unit could significantly lower your costs. To realize maximum savings, make sure your new unit is EnergyStar rated and is the right size for your home.
Like many other major purchases, the best time to buy a new air conditioning unit is before you need it. Although it is tempting to wait until summer to have a new AC unit installed, there are some good reasons to have it done early this spring.
Summer is the typical time for homeowners to think about installing a new air conditioner; however, waiting until June to install a new AC unit has some drawbacks.
In June, everyone is needing repair and installation at the same time, and you may be waiting a while to have your new air cooler installed. Some homeowners have to wait several weeks for an appointment. That means you might have to do without climate control until July. No thanks!
With that kind of demand on their time, HVAC technicians often ask for and get higher service rates during the summer months.
In April, with most heating issues already addressed and a lull before cooling season begins, business is slow for many installers, forcing them to compete for your business. By being the proverbial early bird, you could receive discounts on the cost of the unit and on installation. Because of the lack of steady springtime work, your service company may also include additional services like duct cleaning at no additional charge.