4 Ways to Spend Less on a New HVAC System

Is your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system starting to show signs of old age? If so, you’re faced with what can seem to be the daunting task of purchasing a new system. HVAC units can be expensive and if the cost does not fit into your current budget, you could be facing a difficult financial situation. But there are ways to spend less on heating and air installation, you just have to know where and how to look.

  1. Look for rebates. Rebates can come from a variety of sources, so be sure to explore every avenue. Manufacturers offer rebates on certain models. You can research these online or contact your HVAC contractor for information on which models they install that include rebates. Many states offer rebates or tax incentives for replacing an old HVAC system with a new, more energy efficient one. Local energy companies sometimes offer rebates as well.
  2. Choose a reliable contractor. If you’re not currently a customer of a certain HVAC company, it is important to choose one wisely. Check the Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List to find a contractor who will offer a fair price and handle your installation properly. Proper installation is crucial for efficient operation and a longer lifespan for your HVAC system.
  3. Plan heating and air installation for the spring or fall. During the off season you may find lower prices on new HVAC systems and installations. Unless your system is not working at all, it can pay to wait until the fall or spring to have it replaced. And you’re more likely to get it done faster and at a time that suits you because the busy season has passed. Don’t be afraid to ask for an off-season discount.
  4. Only replace part of your HVAC system. Furnaces tend to last longer than air conditioners, so it’s possible that you do not need to replace both at the same time. Your central air system works together to both heat and cool your home, but certain parts are for heating and others are for cooling. It is possible to replace one part and not the other, which reduces the price by as much as half.

Save Money on Heating and Air Installation with Berico

If you want to get the best deal on a new HVAC system, get a free estimate from Berico. Manufacturer rebates are available on certain models and state and local rebates may also apply. Online ordering and financing options are available for your convenience. If you’re not sure if your HVAC system needs to be replaced, Berico can evaluate it and give you a recommendation. Replacing your old unit with a new one is sure to lower your energy bill. And Berico customers who are currently on Comfort and Protection Service Plans receive discounts on all new equipment. Call today for a free estimate: (336) 273-8663.