As we move into the spring, take a moment to think about how your furnace performed over the winter. The Fort Worth area typically doesn’t experience very harsh winters, so most homeowners in the area shouldn’t have too many issues with their furnaces. However, the warm weather of Texas can be a double-edged sword. Because you don’t rely on your furnace as much as your air conditioner, you might not notice declining performance for a long time.
If you think it’s time to upgrade your furnace or replace your old one, it’s probably a good idea to buy a new one sooner rather than later. However, the timing of your purchase could significantly influence the price you pay. So, when is the best time of the year to buy a new furnace?
Peak HVAC Sales Times
When temperatures reach the extremes, most people who need heating and air conditioning repairs or new installations scramble to their local HVAC service providers to pick out new models. The early summer and early winter tend to be the peak seasons of the year for new HVAC equipment sales.
During these times, you’re not only going to need to fight the crowds but also higher prices. It may not only be tougher to find the exact equipment you want, but you may also face less flexibility when it comes to scheduling a time to have it installed. The mad dash for new equipment can also potentially drive up prices.
Buy in the Spring or Fall
Ideally, you should purchase your new furnace in the early spring. Spring and fall tend to be the slowest times of the year, when most HVAC companies lower their equipment prices and have inventory they need to move. In the early spring, most people will be concerned about their air conditioning in preparation for summer. While you can certainly replace both your air conditioner and your furnace at the same time, if it’s only the furnace that concerns you, choose to purchase your new one in the spring when there is less competition and when prices are lower.
Contact Hawk Plumbing in Fort Worth, TX, for assistance in choosing a new furnace. Whether you need to replace an old furnace, or you’re building a new home and need your first furnace installed, we can help. Spring may be the ideal time to buy a new furnace, but our team is available through every season to assist with all your HVAC needs.