Hi, this is Chris Strand owner of Stan’s Heating and Air Conditioning in Austin, Texas .In this part of the country because of our intense heat, HVAC systems only last 12 – 15 years. If your system is over 12 years old, being proactive and replacing your system before it fails should be considered. That said, the worst time to schedule an AC replacement is in the summer when demand is high and supply is low, because wait times will be longer and the price will be higher.
In this short blog, find out how you stand to benefits from replacing your AC unit in the winter or early spring, and discover how Stan's Heating and Air Conditioning can help you secure a state of the art HVAC system before the summer season!
Most of the indoor sections of our equipment are in attics. During the summer those attics are 130 degrees and higher. The crews want to get in and out of those attics as quickly as possible. Replacing the outdoor unit in 100 degrees isn’t much easier. Not only that, they often have another AC unit replacement scheduled for that day as well. It’s just a fact of life. Quality will suffer.
Most manufactures rebates start March 1 and end May 31. They are in the same boat we are. Selling systems in the summer is not a problem. Selling systems in the off season is a hurdle.
The hotter it is the more likely your unit will fail. During heat waves good companies have a backlog. What’s your option? Either wait or take your chances with a second rate company.
In the summer sales people just want to sell a system and go on to the next customer. What if your system is not sized properly? The duct work is falling apart? Some rooms are too hot or cold? They don’t have the time or the inclination to look at the whole system and the crews don’t have time to rectify these issues. Replacing HVAC systems requires much less time and earns far more money than dealing with comfort and ductwork issues.
If you replace your system before summer starts your cooling bills will be lower all summer and from that point forward. New systems can use up to 50% less energy than older systems.
If you’d like to save even more money, until the end of 2013 there is a IRS tax credit up to $500 to install high efficiency systems until the end of this year. As you can see there are many perks to getting an AC unit replacement before the summer begins.
Want to replace your AC unit before the Texas summer heat arrives? Contact Stan's to schedule your Austin AC replacement and we'll expedite your service!