When Is the Best Time of Year to Replace Your HVAC System?

Most HVAC systems can last for 15 to 20 years without failing, but you’ll probably need to buy a new AC or furnace at some point. We recommend purchasing the new unit in the offseason—in other words, buy your AC in the fall or winter and purchase a heater in the spring or summer. Continue reading to learn more about when to get a new HVAC unit in St. Louis, MO:

  • Better prices: When you wait until the offseason to buy a new HVAC unit, you can often save a bundle. This is because the systems are in lower demand, or HVAC manufacturers are trying to move last year’s models.
  • Faster service: You’ll need to bring in an HVAC technician to install your new heater or AC. Because we’re not always as busy in the spring or fall, we can make it out to your house for installation much faster.
  • Cheaper installation: In addition to arriving faster and saving money on the unit itself, an HVAC technician may not charge as much to install it during the offseason. Since they’re less busy, your technician may be willing to negotiate the installation price.
  • Less inconvenience: If your AC has ever broken down in the summer or your heater has quit working in the dead of winter, you know how uncomfortable your house can get. If you’re proactive about replacing your HVAC unit in the offseason, you can avoid that inconvenience and discomfort altogether!

Signs that it’s time for a new unit

In addition to knowing when to get a new HVAC unit in St. Louis, MO, it’s helpful to know a few of the signs that it’s time for a new heater or air conditioner. If you notice any of the following signs, call an HVAC technician right away to buy a new unit:

  • Poor performance: Your HVAC unit doesn’t often stop working out of nowhere. Instead, it’ll slowly get less effective at heating or cooling your home. It’s a good idea to call an HVAC pro as soon as you notice a dip in performance to get a full inspection.
  • Old age: You can expect your HVAC system to last anywhere from 15 to 20 years if you schedule yearly maintenance. But if your unit is getting up there in years, we recommend starting to shop for a new unit during the offseason to save money and avoid a sudden breakdown.
  • When purchasing a new home: Very rarely do home buyers get everything they want in a new house. If you’re looking at a new house and the HVAC system isn’t up to date, it’s a good idea to install a new one shortly after moving in. You may even get the seller to knock some money off the asking price.

Call us today to install your new AC!

There’s never been a better time than right now to get a new energy-efficient air conditioner. Contact Ashley Brothers Heating & Cooling today to purchase your system or to learn more about when to get a new HVAC unit in St. Louis, MO.