Like anything, cooling and heating systems don’t last forever. Every now and then, you will have to replace your HVAC system because of extreme or expensive damage, because it isn’t working properly, or because it’s so old that a newer one will save you some serious money on your utility bills.
It can be challenging to know if you need to replace your HVAC system if you’re not a professional. Here are some signs to look out for that will help you know if you need to replace your system:
- If the system is more than 15 years old
- If the system constantly leaks dust
- If your AC makes noises like grinding, squeaking, and squealing after prolonged use
- If you are constantly paying for expensive repairs
- If your home has inconsistent cooling and humidity control
When Should You Replace Your HVAC Systems?
If your system functions well enough to get you through the summer or winter, then it will definitely be more advantageous for you to wait until the slower months to replace it. This will probably result in quicker installation, more convenient appointment times, and possible discounted technician costs.
For all these benefits listed above, the best time to request an AC installation or new heater from your local HVAC pro is between late September (after it gets cool) to mid-November, and then again from the beginning of March until the middle of May. Because we live in a cooler climate in New England, we have a longer, cooler spring, so there’s plenty of time to get HVAC work done before the summer heat hits us.
Why Should You Replace your HVAC in the Off-Season?
Most HVAC companies are extremely busy in summer and winter. Due to the heavy use of heating and cooling systems in homes and businesses during these seasons, there is a high demand for maintenance, installation, and replacement of HVAC units. Because of high demand, HVAC prices increase during the summer and winter.
If you want to get a great deal on an HVAC system, go shopping in the off-season. Most people aren’t using their HVAC system during spring and fall in New England, so HVAC technicians are less busy. Therefore, contractors may lower their installation costs and have more technicians available to work on your system.
Need a New HVAC System?
If you’re in the market for a new heating or cooling system, call or email Evolved Mechanical today. We’re happy to help!