Spring Is the Best Time to Replace a Furnace
If your older furnace barely made it through the past winter, it’s wise to replace it this spring. Why would a homeowner replace a furnace now rather than waiting until another heating season is approaching? Because doing so offers a number of benefits, including:
Slow Season Cost Savings
The springtime lull between the normal heating and cooling seasons is a slow period for HVAC contractors. To keep their staff working steadily, they often offer substantial discounts on equipment and installations. In addition to cost savings, you’ll have an easier time scheduling the work because your HVAC pro doesn’t have a fully-booked schedule.
No Danger of Discomfort or Inconvenience
The warm spring weather guarantees that you won’t suffer any inconvenience or discomfort while your new equipment is being installed. Since you don’t need cooling yet either, now may be the right time to ask about a package deal and have your older air conditioner replaced too. When you replace a furnace and air conditioner this spring, you’ll enjoy a more comfortable home and save energy this summer, next winter and well into the future.
Ample Time to Make Comparisons
Replacing a failed furnace in the middle of winter means you’ll have to pick your new equipment in a hurry to keep your home and family safe and warm. Scheduling the replacement now, when you don’t need heating, gives you ample time to consider and compare beneficial features like modulating gas valves, variable-speed blowers, multi-stage burners, EMC motors and smart system controls.
Easier Budget Planning
Since there’s no rush to get your new equipment installed, you also have an opportunity to look into your available options for financing the purchase so it fits in well with your budget. Spring is tax refund season too, so you may have some extra funds to put toward your new furnace purchase.