When is the Best Time to Replace Your HVAC System?

There's no doubt that the ideal time to switch out air conditioning systems is during the off-season. This period typically runs from late September to mid-November and early March to mid-May, when the air conditioning industry in most parts of the country, and especially in North Carolina, is at its slowest. During this time, manufacturers offer special discounts to encourage more sales and HVAC contractors are more competitive with their pricing to keep money flowing and crews occupied. Air conditioning systems and heat pumps tend to break down more often and lose efficiency after 10 years. If your HVAC system is over 10 years old, it's time to plan for major repairs or replacements.

Since summer and winter are when HVAC equipment works the hardest, the best and most reliable HVAC contractors are usually very busy during those months fixing and replacing all the systems that have failed due to stress. The best time of year to contact an HVAC company for replacement and installation services is in September. This gives you time to make the best decisions for your home and your wallet without feeling rushed. You can take the time to thoroughly research HVAC contractors and get multiple quotes, including calculating your home's specific heating and cooling needs. Replacing your air conditioning system in the fall instead of waiting for it to break down is best for your home and your pocket for several reasons. You can take advantage of special deals offered by manufacturers, get competitive pricing from HVAC contractors, and have plenty of time to research your options.