When winter’s cool temperatures settle in, it’s easy to put off that new AC unit until spring. Why spend the money now when you can wait, right? Winter is actually the best time to have your AC unit installed, saving you time, money and aggravation through the entire process. Here’s why:
Why Winter Is the Time to Install Your AC Unit
- It’s cheaper to buy the unit. At the end of the cooling season, there’s a perfect storm for AC unit purchases where there is lower demand for new units, the prior year’s models need to be closed out for new stock and arriving heating units will need more storage room. That means that an HVAC company needs to move the previous season’s units quickly, an urgency that shows up when you get a great price on that unit.
- You’ll often get a break on installation labor during the downtime. Winter is often a slow period for AC companies, and when work is available, they’re often willing to offer a lower rate to keep their work crews active instead of risking losing good workers to unemployment. During the spring and summer, everyone wants work done on their system, which means a premium rate is charged.
- You may be able to take advantage of expiring rebate programs. If your utility company is offering rebates on units with a certain level of efficiency, those rebates may end at the end of the year. Having an AC unit installed now means you can take advantage of those rebates before they expire.
- It’s easier to have it installed on your schedule. During the hot times of the year, everyone needs service, so your installation is at the mercy of the schedule. During the winter, you can often dictate, within reason, when a good time is to have the installation completed according to your schedule instead of the AC company’s schedule.
With these reasons in mind, doesn’t it make a lot more sense to install your AC unit during the winter instead of waiting? At Cox Air Conditioning and Heating, we’ve been helping Tampa-area homeowners and business owners make great climate control decisions since 1958, and we’re ready to provide you with the same excellent service that has built our business. Please contact us today with any questions or for a consultation on installing your new HVAC unit.