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 your home has a gas or electric furnace, you can generally expect it to last for 15-20 years before it will need to be replaced. If your home's furnace is showing its age, you might be starting to shop around for furnace replacement options. It's no secret that new furnace installation can be expensive, but the good news is that there are some steps you can take to optimize your budget.
Take Advantage of Manufacturer Rebates
As you begin receiving quotes from different HVAC companies to replace your furnace, check for manufacturer rebates on the specific models they're quoting you for. Many HVAC companies will be aware of these rebates and bring them to your attention, but this isn't always the case. When a new rebate becomes available before your HVAC company knows about it, you could end up leaving hundreds of dollars on the table. Manufacturer rebates typically require you to purchase the equipment at full-price and receive a reimbursement check later on, but some HVAC companies will issue you an up-front credit for the rebate amount as well.
Research and Utilize Tax Credits
If you're installing an energy-efficient furnace, such as one that has received an ENERGY STAR® distinction, then you might be eligible for a tax deduction or even a tax credit when it comes time to file your taxes. This can help to offset some of the costs associated with your furnace replacement project. Plus, when you install an energy-efficient furnace, you can count on your heating bills being a bit lower during the winter months as well.
Ask About a Cash Discount, If Possible
Some HVAC companies may offer a discount to customers who pay in cash. If this is something you can pull off financially, it can be a great way to save some money on the equipment and services you were going to buy anyway.
Plan Your Installation Wisely
If you don't need to have your furnace replaced immediately, consider scheduling the installation for an off-peak time of year, such as during the summer months. During this time, your installers may be offering special discounts and other promotions to boost sales during an otherwise slow time. Why not take advantage of those deals?
Shopping for a new furnace may not be everybody's idea of a good time. However, with a little research and planning, you can end up with the best furnace at the lowest possible price.Share
31 July 2020