Mr Cool DIY – Timing is Everything
Roughly speaking, the ‘off-season’ for the HVAC industry runs from March to May and hits again from September to November. These two periods avoid extreme seasonal temperatures, so there’s less demand.
This is a great time to get a great deal on a new HVAC unit. There are a lot of sales and rebates you can take advantage of. It’s also more convenient to buy when you won’t have to wait for weeks to have your new HVAC unit shipped and delivered.
Install Mr Cool DIY – Before Your Current Unit Bites the Dust
Generally speaking, a new HVAC unit is designed to last for 15-20 years. Keeping an eye on the age of your system can help you determine an appropriate time to replace your existing unit before you have a crisis.
Another factor to keep in mind is your utility cost. If your unit is older, it’s probably not hitting the efficiency marks that it used to. That means you’re spending more on your utility bills, and that’s another sign that the end is near. This means it is a good time to upgrade to a modern, more efficient Mr Cool DIY unit.
When the Repair Guy Knows You by Name
Frequent breakdown or inferior performance is a big sign that your unit is on its last legs. If it’s so bad that you and your HVAC guy see each other a couple of times per year, it’s probably time to upgrade to a new Mr Cool DIY HVAC unit. Repair bills add up quickly. At some point, you’re paying more to keep the old unit going than you would if you just upgraded.
Purchasing or Building a New Home – Use Mr Cool DIY
Clearly, building a new home from scratch gives you the opportunity to select everything to your taste, including a new Mr Cool DIY unit that will work best in your new space. But, most people don’t build. Most people buy.
Does the old house you bought need a new HVAC unit? Probably not. Many homeowners upgrade their home HVAC system before they put their home on the market. That’s something you might want to keep in mind whenever you’re ready to sell.
However, most does not mean all. Make sure the home inspector you use checks that the existing HVAC unit at any prospective property is sized correctly and functioning properly. It’s best to make sure they do.
Pro Tips for Buying a New HVAC Unit
When you are ready to buy a new HVAC unit, keep these tips in mind!
Do It Yourself with Mr Cool DIY
If you are comfortable with DIY you can install it yourself. Not only does it save you about 60% on installation costs – it’s really easy to do. See here for more information on Why DIY?
Rebates & Credits
Check for tax credits or manufacturer rebates when purchasing a new HVAC unit. HVAC products certified by Energy Star can help you qualify for lots of great incentives. Buy at the right time and with the right rebates or credits, and you can save hundreds or thousands.
Energy Star Again
Give energy efficient units a second look. Energy Star Certified units, up and coming geothermal heat pumps and modern technology like smart thermostats are all ultra eco-friendly and designed to reduce the carbon footprint of a new HVAC unit and save you money for years on utility bills. Zoned systems, especially effective in multi-level homes, are great for reducing energy waste in rooms that are not being used and provide greater comfort and consistency in rooms and levels that are.
Buy a new HVAC unit online for immediate savings. Online warehouses cut out the middleman and are a great way to save money right off the bat. Savings aren’t always guaranteed, so do your homework.
Maintenance, Maintenance, Maintenance
When you do purchase your new HVAC unit, simple maintenance will go a long way with keeping it running at its highest potential for eliminating unnecessary wear and tear. Remember to change the filters regularly, make sure the outside condenser unit is shaded from full sun and is free from debris that can clog the air intake. Also, checking the refrigerant levels in your AC unit helps keep things running as efficiently as possible!
Ready to Buy?
Take the time to weigh all your options and the correct timing, purchasing a new HVAC unit is a big investment. If it isn’t an urgent purchase, take the time to plan what system might work best for your budget and household needs. With the correct information and planning the perfect choice can be found for your home!