When is the best time of the year to replace a heating and air system
One of the most common questions asked by homeowners in the Sacramento Valley is When is the best time to replace my heating and air conditioning system? Another way to ask this question is there a better time than other to replace my system?
The answer may surprise your…
The best time to replace your furnace or air conditioner is right now and not later.
Repairs to your system
If your system is older you may want to take into account the repairs that your have made and that you are willing to make in the future. Its not a matter of if you need a repair but when it will be needed. At some point your system will fail and the older it gets the greater the chance you have of failure. This money you spend on repairs could be going towards a new system.
Extra energy costs
For every time you run or cycle an older heating and cooling system you incur extra costs from the utility companies. Depending upon when your system was installed and the practices used to install it you could have some extra savings from the utility companies. The loss of energy savings over time is real and does effect homeowners just like you. The extra costs in energy could be used towards a newer energy efficient system.
Inflation does paly a factor
You will also want to take into account the cost of inflation or the increase in the costs of goods to manufacture your new heating and air system. The cost of all of the material used to create a system do fluctuate. Since most of the parts are made of metals like aluminum and steel the cost can swing with the market. The longer you wait the more you may be paying for replacement of your air conditioner and furnace.
You may miss out on free money or rebates
There are also time sensitive rebates available to you that change over time. There are times where the utility companies will offer rebates and then make changes to the offer. By waiting you could be missing out on the rebates the utility company has to offer. These rebates help buy down your overall investment into a new system.
The laws of energy efficiency
California has laws in place to help with energy efficiency. As time goes on these rules and regulations add extra work and paperwork to your installation.
When you add all of these elements up you get:
- The cost of your future repairs
- Inflation over time until you could replace your system
- Loss of energy savings from your old heating and air system
- Rebates from the utility companies that you could miss out on
- Laws and regulations
These five elements together will allow you to know right now is the best time to replace your heating and air system is right now.
You may question if there is a better time over the year than any other and sometimes it comes down to you replacing your system when it is convenient versus when it is an emergency.
If you have been worried about the life of your heating and air system there are normally good reasons. A fear about your heating and air system typically means at some point you need to get the ball rolling on replacement.
One of our comfort advisors will be able to help walk you though what it will take to replace your system the right way with all of the right options for you and your home. The process typically takes 60 – 90 minutes. The right system for you home is based upon how you live in your home and nobody else.
To find out more about the current specials and what specifics it will take to have a new system replaced Call 916-714-1143 . We would love to help take care of your home.