Replacing an HVAC system is a big job. When planning out this project, there are a couple of important points to keep in mind – who is going to do the work and when will the work be done. On the first point, you are already in a good position, as you have found Walker Air • Plumbing • Electric. We are proud to serve the entire Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and you should feel free to give us a call at any time to get started.
It’s the second point that we are going to discuss more carefully in this article. What’s the best time of year to replace your HVAC system? While there is no one right answer, we can give you some things to think about, so you can make a choice that works well for your family.
2 Great Options
The rule of thumb you will want to follow for this project is that it is best to have your HVAC system replaced when HVAC contractors are not busy. When are HVAC companies the busiest? When the weather is the hottest or coldest that it gets throughout the year, meaning in the middle of winter or middle of summer. So, the two best times to have your system replaced would be during the spring or the fall. At these times, HVAC contractors have far more open space on their calendars, meaning you may get discounts but you at least won’t have to wait long.
Of course, this strategy assumes that you have time to wait to have your system replaced. If it is not working at all, you cannot wait until the right time rolls around, and you’ll just have to set up an appointment as soon as possible to get back up and running.
Does Your System Need to Be Replaced?
Before you schedule the replacement of your current HVAC system, it’s important to make sure the system does, in fact, need to be replaced. This is an expensive project so it’s not something to rush into before considering all the facts. The list below highlights a few signs it might be time to make this move –
- Repairs are frequent. If you find you are calling for an HVAC contractor to come out regularly to fix one component or another, you are probably spending more on repairs than will be worth it in the end. It’s best to break the cycle and just start fresh with new equipment.
- Running constantly. Is your system running nearly non-stop to meet your heating or cooling needs? That’s another sign that the system is nearing the end of its useful life. A healthy system will cycle on and off and won’t need to run constantly to keep the home at the right temperature.
- It’s getting old. You can also use the age of the system as a good indication of whether it’s time to purchase a replacement. Equipment that is over 10 years old should get great scrutiny, and someone should probably replace systems approaching 20 years soon to avoid an untimely breakdown.
A Good Time for a Review
Once you have decided to have your system replaced, don’t just assume that the same type of system – and the same size equipment – is going to be the best bet. Now is the time to review the entire system and determine if there is a better path forward. You might find that some of the new technology in the HVAC market can help you get better performance while using less energy at the same time. Considering the significance of this investment and the important role this system plays in your day-to-day life, it’s worth taking your time to get it right.
Whenever you decide the time is right to install a new HVAC system, Walker Air • Plumbing • Electric should be your first call. Our team of experienced pros will complete the work properly and in a timely manner. Contact us to talk about the project and to find an available time on our calendar to schedule the work.