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Replacing Your Furnace in the Off Season

Furnace off season

With the cooling season well under way on the South Bay Peninsula, the last thing you're likely thinking about is the furnace that not long ago was keeping your home warm. Yet, if you ended the heating season with thoughts of replacing an aging furnace, don't make the mistake of waiting till next fall or winter to take that action. There are a number of good reasons to replace a furnace in the spring. They include the following:

  • Better deals are likely available in the spring. The HVAC sector runs on the same principle of supply and demand that controls other parts of the retail universe. In the spring, fewer people are shopping for furnaces, so the prices are likely to be lower. HVAC businesses, as well, are seeking to clear out old systems and replace them with the newest versions. Make sure you ask about available rebates, too.
  • You'll have more options. For the same reason of supply and demand, you'll likely have more furnaces to choose from, with a wider range of brands, energy-efficiency levels and advanced features. And since there's no urgency to replace your current system, you'll have more time to research your options and make sure you get the right system for your home and needs.
  • You'll save yourself from the aggravation of having to make an emergency furnace replacement in the dead of winter, when your old system conks out for good. During the heating season when lots of people are scheduling HVAC service, it can be difficult to set up a furnace repair or replacement. You might even end up having to wait a day or two without heat.

When you replace a furnace in whatever season, consider replacing both the furnace and A/C system in your home at the same time, especially if they're both around the same age. Compatible systems will work together more efficiently and effectively than a new furnace working in tandem with an older A/C.

To discuss replacing your furnace this spring in your Silicon Valley Home, please contact us at Valley Heating, Cooling, Electrical.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in the South Bay Peninsula and Santa Cruz areas of California about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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