Spring has sprung! And hopefully your HVAC made it all the way through the winter and will last you for many winters to come. But if not, you’ve found the right article. Spring is the time of year when we turn off the furnace and prepare the air conditioner for the summer heat, but it’s also the off-season for HVAC contractors. That means it’s one of the best times of the year to buy a new furnace. Here’s why:
You’ll Get A Better Value
If you are looking for more bang for your buck, spring is the season to buy a furnace. As a consumer, you can find great rebates or even better financing options depending on where you make your purchase. Plus, since one of the biggest variables when it comes to replacing a furnace is the cost of installation, you can usually find a better value during the off-season, because the technician simply has more time and there are fewer client calls.
More Technician 1-on-1 Time
Speaking of more time with a technician, your furnace pro will have the time to really explain your furnace and how it works if you make the purchase in the spring. The off-season is a great time to get any of your questions answered about maintenance and best practices. You can get advice on the best models to buy for your home’s needs or if there are improvements to be made to your filter. A tech can help answer it all more comprehensively if they have time.
“They certainly have more time, so they can be more thorough as they are not going to be rushed to get to the next job,” says Keith Hill, technical support manager at Minnesota Air.
Better Bargains If Looking For A Replacement
Finally, if you are looking for deals and closeouts, spring is the season to look.
“Sometimes, there are last year’s models that have been carried over the winter and bargains may be available,” says Keith.
Just as spring is a great time to get closeouts on shovels, snow blowers, and winter coats, it’s also a good time to get a better deal on furnaces. And of course, you should check out our guide on how to choose the best one for your home here.
So remember, if you’re looking to replace your furnace, give the folks at Stay Comfy a call. They will be happy to show you why we’re one of the best – even if it’s not spring!