When it comes to buying and installing a new furnace, there is no worse time to buy one than in fall or winter.
The answers are pretty clear, obviously: as fall and winter are the times of year that furnaces are used around the clock, furnace products are in demand, as are HVAC companies with experience in repairs and installations.
If you want to buy a furnace during this period of the year, you can expect to pay over the top for services and products. Which begs the question, what is the best time of year?
That answer is simple: it's spring. And we got a few reasons why that's the case:
You'll Get A Better Value For Service
As spring is usually the downtime for furnace installations (and, to a lesser extent, furnace repairs), you'll be able to find better rates from HVAC companies.
They know it's hard to get much business this time of year, so they're going to try to get as much as possible - hence the better deals. The furnace technician simply has more time, and there are fewer client calls.
Better Bargains If Looking For A Replacement
When it comes to making the most out of your money, getting a furnace during the spring is ideal. You're going to be able to access market rates on a cheaper side due to the better financing options available.
Manufacturers, stores and even HVAC companies might have plenty of stock leftover that they want to get rid of, as well as the time to do it. You can find yourself a good deal or bargain that saves you hundreds of dollars, as well as warranties and guarantees with the product.
In some cases, the manufacturers might offer deals for installation if you work with specific HVAC contractors. You can save even more money on the installation, which you won't be able to get any other time of year.
So not only will you be able to save on the cost of the product, but also on the installation. Expect significant savings during the springtime.
Better Weather For Installation
Due to milder (and let's admit it, better) temperatures in spring, technicians face fewer problems with installation than they would in the winter or fall.
Installing a furnace requires both exterior and interior work, and that can be difficult if there is snow, winds or rain battering the outside.
This makes it the perfect opportunity to get your furnace replaced, as the technician will be able to complete the job with minimal issues.
As for you, the homeowner, you'll be able to survive a few days without having to rely on your system, which you'll want operating during the winter.
Better weather conditions mean a win-win situation for everyone involved.
More Flexibility With Times
As we mentioned above, with the furnace technician having more time, you'll have more flexibility with times that suit you best. You can choose a time and date for the furnace installation that suits you best.
That's a luxury service and time that you won't be able to experience during any other time of the year, particularly during the fall and winter months. So please make the most of it by finding a time that works for you best.
More Technician 1-on-1 Time
Wouldn't you love it if you speak to a professional that can answer all the questions you have? You can now do that as the technician can offer you more time to answer your questions, explain the furnace product in greater detail, give information on how it works and explain the installation process.
This off-season is a great time to get any of your questions answered about maintenance and best practices. Useful advice like this helps you manage and ensure that you maximize the lifespan of your furnace for years to come.
The next time you need a new furnace, make sure you get it during the springtime. It's such a valuable investment, in terms of costs, savings, time and experience, that it will be silly of you to miss out on it. Act fast during the spring and enjoy these awesome benefits!