A new AC system is a great investment. A good model doesn’t just improve your home comfort, it reduces your energy bills, saving you money. However, buying one can also be very expensive. How do you maximize your value, getting the best-quality system without spending an arm and a leg? Here are a few tips for AC savings.
- Do your research. The lowest price doesn’t always equal the best AC savings. Look at what each model offers for the price. What kind of features does it have? How much energy savings can it provide? Check Yelp and Angie’s List for reviews that can give you insight into the quality of service you can expect during installation.
- Rebates. Even if the upfront cost is high, you may be able to find some AC savings with rebates. Often, you’ll be able to find tax rebates at both the state and federal level on high-efficiency systems, such as geothermal. There may also be a manufacturer’s rebate on a portion of the cost. Look at these very carefully to see how to get your money. Some are instant discounts. Others provide cash back. Some have forms that need to be filled out and mailed in before you get your money.
- Timing. If your AC is old and will likely need replacing soon, don’t wait. If it gives out in the middle of summer, a new unit will be more expensive, as they’re more in demand. If you replace your unit in early spring, you can often find a lower price.
- Avoid online purchases. You may be tempted to buy your new AC on Amazon or a similar site. At first glance, it looks a lot cheaper. However, you still have to hire someone to install it, will they perform warranty work if needed, and hiring the wrong person can cost you a lot more in the long run. Buy from a reputable company, with installation from a qualified contractor included in the price.
For more help achieving AC savings without sacrificing quality or performance, contact us at Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company. We serve the Yuma area with quality HVAC solutions.