What is the Best Time of Year to Buy an HVAC System?

If you are replacing your old HVAC unit or installing a new one for the first time you might be wondering when the best time to buy an HVAC system is? You can end up spending several thousands of dollars on a new system so you want to be well-prepared to get the best deal possible.

What is the Best Time of Year to Buy an HVAC System?

One of the most important factors is the season or time of year. When it is super hot or cold outside, HVAC systems are in high demand and therefore the prices shoot up. When the temperatures are milder in the spring and fall, the rates are lower.

You don’t want to suffer through winter without heat and or summer without AC. Installation times are much longer due to added demand at this time. The best time to purchase your new system is right as spring or fall begins. You should contact your local HVAC service company to schedule them at these times. They will have more availability and likely have a relationship with several HVAC dealers with who you can get a better deal for the system that you desire.

How much will your new system cost? When you buy a new system you might need to prepare yourself for the cost. HVAC systems can be one of the most costly and complicated things you purchase for your home. This can be even more difficult or costly if you need ductwork installed or have a very large house. A typical unit can cost you between $700-$4,500 a unit with the additional costs for installation depending on the time of year.

The best thing to do is look for a package deal. Many HVAC companies or contractors offer these. The pricing also all depends on the brand of your system, but you can find some brands that won’t cost you very much, however you are compromising on the quality.

A big factor in your price is also the size of the system. You want to get several opinions to ensure you do get a system that isn’t too small or too large. You can’t always just use the square footage of your house as a guide, you need a contractor to come out and take a look at your house.

A contractor is going to be able to look for things you might not have thought of such as the number of doors and windows in your house or areas where you experience air leakage, along with other factors like your insulation and even the building materials of your house so that you can get the right unit for your home.

The seasons are pivotal when you are looking to replace or install a new HVAC system and picking the best time of year is crucial. You want to make this purchase against the drastic weather seasons and set yourself up in the Spring or Fall. Three Rivers Heating offers HVAC, Air Conditioning, and Heating Service and Installation for the Portland Metro area including Lake Oswego, Beaverton, Tualatin and Tigard

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