How old is your current air conditioner? Is it on its last legs, and are you planning on replacing it in the spring? Although there is nothing stopping you from getting a brand new air conditioner installed whenever you feel like it, one of the best times to do so is actually in the autumn or in early winter. At first glance, this might seem like a silly time to go about things, but there are actually a few advantages to this that you may not have thought about, such as:
Price: Spring is when a lot of new air conditioner models come out, for obvious reasons. There is often little difference between the old model and the new one by the same manufacturer except for the price. Sure, there can be a big difference between air conditioners a decade old and ones just made today but, from year to year, the changes are incremental. In addition, a lot of retailers are wanting to get rid of old stock to make room for heaters, furnaces, and of course the brand new models in the spring. This means that you can often get a significant discount by scheduling your air conditioning installation for autumn or winter instead of waiting a few months for the weather to warm up again.
Troubleshooting: Although manufacturers do their best to prevent them, defects do pop up from time to time. Installers can sometimes make mistakes, despite years of experience. You almost certainly don't want to have to deal with these issues when the weather is getting hotter and hotter every day. When it's warming up, having a broken air conditioner for just a week can seem like forever. When you have your air conditioning installation when the weather is cooler, this gives you plenty of time to test out the new unit and to troubleshoot any potential issues or to get a warranty replacement before you have to deal with sweltering heat.
Scheduling: Air conditioners often break down in the spring and summer just as they start to get used heavily. Because of this, it can be difficult to schedule an air conditioning installation due to all the installation companies already being busy and overbooked dealing with emergencies. In the autumn and winter months, these same companies are going to have almost no business at all. Instead of having to take time off of work to maybe get an appointment, you're more likely to be able to schedule an appointment that is at a time convenient to you.
To learn more or get a new air conditioner, contact a company like Scott Guerin Heating & Cooling.