Now that the weather is warming up and the signs of spring are everywhere, the furthest thing from your mind may be the furnace that got you through another winter. However, if you’ve been thinking about replacing or upgrading your furnace, there may be no better time to do so than at the beginning of spring. Here are a few reasons why an off-season furnace upgrade makes perfect sense:
Cash savings on equipment and installation
With winter over and the cooling season about to begin, your local HVAC supplier may offer a selection of end-of-season specials and discounts on furnaces, heat pumps, and heating system supplies, components and installation. With demand for heating services at a low point for the year, prices for this type of material and service will logically fall.
HVAC suppliers may also be overstocked on heating systems left over from the winter. This might make them interested in selling existing inventories of cold-weather equipment at a discount to make room for new stocks of air conditioners and warm-weather equipment.
Better equipment and selection options
If you need to replace your furnace in the middle of winter, it’s likely a crisis situation. If you are able to upgrade your furnace at the end of heating season, however, you’ll not be under pressure for a quick replacement and can take more time to look for a better furnace, boiler or heat pump.
You’ll be able to evaluate the characteristics of different heating systems, including geothermal heat pumps or solar heating. You’ll have the time to shop for a high-efficiency unit that can provide significant monthly savings on your heating bills. With more time at your disposal, you may also be able to accumulate more resources to spend on a replacement heating system, giving you the opportunity to buy a better system than if you’d faced an emergency mid-winter replacement.
Detmer & Sons, Inc. has provided quality cooling and heating services to Dayton and surrounding areas for more than 30 years. Contact us today for information on upgrading your furnace and for details on end-of-season specials on heating systems.
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