Hello, my name is Darby Aldrich. I would like to talk to you about the importance of maintaining your air conditioning system. When I moved to a hot climate, I did not realize how vital having a running air conditioner was for living comfortably. When the unit just stopped working one day, the temperature inside the house rivaled the piping hot weather outdoors. We had to go to the community center to keep the kids from feeling sick. While we were gone, we had a local HVAC contractor fix the unit. She let us know that some simple maintenance tasks would prevent that situation in the future. I will use this site to closely explore those tasks in great detail. I hope you can use the information to keep your air conditioner running like new. Thanks.
If you own a furnace that's nearing the end of its life cycle, chances are you have a replacement in mind. But when is the right time to replace your furnace? If you answer "before the next heating season arrives," then you'd be right – and wrong.
While a furnace replacement before the weather turns chilly again is a good idea, many homeowners wait until the last minute – usually towards the end of summer or early fall – to start work on their furnace replacement. Read on to learn why spring is a better time to tackle your furnace replacement.
1. More Time to Plan and Compare
If you replace your furnace just before winter arrives, the process becomes a race against the incoming cold. You won't have enough time to explore your financing options, make comparisons between multiple heating systems, or even explore optional features that help make your furnace more efficient. Instead of getting the furnace you want, you may end up with something you're not completely satisfied with.
Scheduling your furnace replacement for spring gives you more time to set your budget and compare among furnaces that are within your price range. You'll also have more time to consider features like variable-speed blower motors and smart HVAC controls. The entire process becomes less frantic, and you'll rest easier knowing you've made the right choice when it comes to your home's heating needs.
2. Better Seasonal Discounts
After a hectic winter spent helping customers with their heating needs, things tend to slow down during the spring months for heating services. During this slow period, your contractor may offer discounted rates on installation. You'll also have a much easier time scheduling a contractor to perform your furnace installation.
It's not just the labor rates that are often discounted during the season. HVAC manufacturers and contractors also offer discounts on heating equipment in an effort to move the previous year's inventory. The discounts on installation and equipment work out in your favor thanks to the tremendous cost savings.
3. Less Discomfort During Installation
Thanks to the warm spring weather, you won't be in danger of freezing your buns off while your HVAC contractor installs your new furnace. If you do need a little heat throughout the process, a small space heater should be enough to keep temperatures where you want them until your new furnace is up and running.
Your home might not need cooling just yet, either, so you can take advantage and have your air conditioner replaced at the same time if necessary.Share
5 April 2019