Have you been mulling over the idea of getting a new HVAC unit? Well, you probably shouldn’t rush to call a technician just yet. You first need to decide if this is the best time of year to schedule your installation.
Peak Season Vs. Off-season
Most people choose to replace their HVAC systems during either the summer or winter seasons because these seasons are when many systems break down. These are the two seasons that most HVAC companies are the busiest. If you choose to schedule an installation during the peak season, you could find yourself enduring longer turnaround times. However, if you can wait until the off-season and get by with a few temporary repairs, your patience will more than likely pay off.
The off-season usually runs from late September to the middle of November and early March to the second week of May. Depending on where you live, the spring and fall seasons are pretty mild. In fact, you may get by without needing to use your HVAC system altogether. Because of low usage, the HVAC industry is usually a little quieter during these months. Therefore, contractors will be more readily available to assist you, and you shouldn’t have to wait very long for your replacement.
Is It Really Time for a Replacement?
First, you should consider the age of your unit. If your HVAC system is more than 10 to 15 years old, you should really be thinking about getting a replacement. If your usage is steady, but your energy bills continue to rise, this could be a sign that your system is not working properly. You should also consider a replacement if your unit is no longer working as effectively as it has in the past. Other tell-tale signs include:
- Cooling and heating inconsistencies
- Persistent dust leakages
- Unusual sounds
- Poor air quality
At General Sheet Metal, Inc. we are committed to offering trustworthy and top-quality services to customers throughout Kalispell, MT and the surrounding areas. Along with HVAC services, we offer everything from sheet metal fabrication and indoor air quality services to smart thermostats and ductwork fabrication. Give us a call for more information.