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Why Spring is the Best Time to Replace Your HVAC System

Spring is in the air – can you feel it? Flowers will be blooming soon, birds will return from their months away, and you might even find the temperatures high enough to crack your windows open after a long, cold winter. You’ll need air conditioning in your home before you know it; is your HVAC system ready?

Many folks believe that the cheapest time to replace your air conditioner is in the winter, when you’re not using that system at all. The rationale behind this claim is that companies aren’t as busy in the winter, since furnaces are in use instead of air conditioning units. However, most legitimate HVAC companies are just as busy in the winter as they are in the summer, since a true HVAC company will provide both heating and air conditioning services.

Work Against the Market

Unlike other industries, it behooves customers to work against the HVAC market – this means that you should be looking for your system right around the time when you don’t need it. In the springtime, the weather is beautiful! It isn’t excessively hot or cold, and you’ll be excited to spend more time outside or with your home’s windows open after a long, cold winter season.

With this in mind, you generally won’t be using your HVAC system nearly as much in the spring or fall as you would be in winter or summer. This creates a dip in HVAC companies’ productivity, prompting them to run specials and encourage folks to replace their systems in the spring, when the service can be provided faster before the barrage of broken air conditioner calls comes flooding in during the summer.

Important Questions to Ask Your HVAC Tech

If you’re going to buy a full HVAC system (which is usually a much better deal than buying just the air conditioner or furnace separately), you need to ask your company the right questions. Of course, you don’t need to go into too much detail – that’s why they’re the experts! But there are a few important questions to cover before getting started with the installation, including:

  • What size air conditioner is right for my home?
  • Which brand should I choose?
  • If someone in my home has asthma, what type of system should I get?
  • Are there any special features to be included in my system?

With all of these questions in mind, your HVAC tech can recommend the best system for your home at the best price. Ready to get started? Get a jump on the season before it’s too late! Give our friendly HVAC techs at Young’s Home Comfort a call today at 215-234-4351 to get started!