If your aging furnace didn’t keep your home comfortably warm last winter, it’s a good time to seriously consider replacing it. Why replace a furnace now rather than waiting until later in the year? Because upgrading your heating system in the spring offers some big benefits.
Slow Down Discounts
Spring is a typically a slow time of year for HVAC contractors because it’s in between the hectic heating and cooling seasons. HVAC companies want their installers and technicians to stay busy, though, so many offer significant discounts to homeowners who buy new equipment now. Scheduling a spring furnace replacement not only lets you save on equipment cost, but it also gives you more scheduling flexibility because your contractor isn’t booked up.
Our spring weather in Georgia is quite mild, so there’s little risk that you’ll be inconvenienced by a lack of heat while your new furnace is being installed. If your air conditioner is near retirement age, it’s also the ideal time to talk with your HVAC contractor about a package deal. By replacing your furnace and A/C at the same time, you can benefit from optimal comfort and energy savings both summer and winter.
Extra Time for Comparisons
Since you have no worries about living without heat until your furnace gets installed, you have ample time to compare different equipment options. You can investigate features like EMC motors, modulating gas valves, variable-speed blowers, multi-stage burners and smart HVAC controls and pick and choose the ones that offer you the greatest benefits.
Easier Budget Planning
Having to replace your furnace if it fails in the middle of winter without any warning can put a strain on your budget. By planning ahead and upgrading now, you’ll have plenty of time to look at different financing methods and fit the purchase into your budget. If you’re expecting a tax refund, you also have the option of putting those funds toward a new furnace.
To learn more reasons why spring is the best time to replace a furnace, contact the Peachtree City home comfort experts at Powers Heating & Air.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 770-487-2040.
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