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Why Winter Is the Best Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner

Do you need a new air conditioner? Now that summer has passed, you may be tempted to think that the best time to replace your system has come and gone. After all, you likely won’t be firing that system up again for several more months. However, while common knowledge may dictate that spring or summer is the best time to replace your air conditioner, the truth is the offseason (fall and winter) are actually the best time to get this major service done.

If you know that you’re going to need to have your air conditioner replaced soon or if your air conditioner gave out toward the end of summer and you haven’t had it fixed yet, here are three great reasons why you should call to have your air conditioner replaced now during the offseason!

You Aren’t in Urgent Need of It

When it’s below freezing outside, the last thing you need is your air conditioner. Conversely, when it’s sweltering hot outside, and the humidity makes life unbearable, you need your air conditioner at virtually all hours of the day. So why would you want to have to take your system offline during that period of the year when you could simply have it replaced at a point where it being offline isn’t going to matter?

When you have your air conditioner replaced during the winter months, you don’t have to worry about your system going offline for a good period of time—it won’t matter. You’ll get the new air conditioner you need with little to no disruption in your home comfort and you’ll be ready for summer when the weather warms up once again.

Schedule Availability Is Wide Open

Air conditioning installers go into overdrive during summer months, particularly early in summer because that’s when the majority of people discover that they need their system replaced. When you have your system replaced in winter, however, the majority of installation crews are completely open when it comes to availability. Odds are you’ll be able to get your air conditioner replaced whenever it is most convenient for you because crews will be available to get the project done that very day.

Some Companies Offer Steep Discounts

Because winter is the slow season, some manufacturers and installers will offer some nice discounts on air conditioner replacements during the winter months. Because this season is so slow for these types of equipment, companies need to find ways to keep inventory moving off the shelves and that usually means making replacement a deal that’s too good to pass up. While these deals may be around through the springtime, they’re often almost impossible to find come the start of summer when demand is high. Taking care of your replacement service now could be one of the smartest decisions you make for your wallet and could save you thousands in the long run.

Talk to a professional installer and see if there are any deals available if you need to replace your air conditioner. You may be surprised—sometimes you might be able to get your air conditioner replaced along with your furnace for one low and extremely good deal.

You May Get a New Furnace Too

As we mentioned previously, installing a new air conditioner may also give you an opportunity to change out your furnace. Getting a completely new HVAC system sets your home up for years of incredible comfort and energy efficiency, and improves your system’s reliability for the long haul all year-round.

Just because your heater may be working properly now doesn’t mean it’s not at risk for a serious issue or total failure as well. If your air conditioner has already given out, your furnace could very well be on its way down too, so changing your air conditioner could be the chance you need to put your furnace out to early retirement too.

Do you need a new air conditioner? Get it done this winter and be ready to go when summer returns next year! Call EnviroSafe Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, Water Treatment at (856) 878-2806 now to request an estimate or schedule an in-home consultation.