We are taking the following precautions due to the COVID-19 virus. All of our technicians have masks, glasses, latex gloves and shoe booties if they have to enter your home. Our technicians also have hand sanitizer and disinfectants that they use after every call.
If we are there to do maintenance and we don’t have to come inside your home to get to the equipment, we are asking homeowners to adjust the thermostat for us so we can do the system maintenance without entering the home. We will not be shaking hands and will keep our distance from customers.
Have You Delayed Buying A Furnace? Why An End-Of-Season Purchase Makes Sense
Buying a furnace is a major investment that will have a strong impact on your home’s energy costs and comfort for years to come. While it may seem counter-intuitive, the end of heating season is actually an excellent time to be looking at buying a furnace. Why? There are two main reasons. The first has to do with inherent conditions in the HVAC market, and the second is a basic matter of supply and demand.
Recovery from the recent economic has been slow. To stimulate sales, manufacturers of furnaces have reduced prices across the board. From a pricing standpoint, right now is a very good time to be buying a furnace, as prices are lower, on average, than they were a few years ago.
However, that is true regardless of the season. The major advantage of buying a furnace as winter turns to spring is savings on the installation.
The cost of installing a furnace makes up a significant part of the overall price. During the dead of winter, HVAC technicians are flooded with service requests and new installations as homeowners scramble to fix problems with their existing furnaces or replace units that have gone belly-up. As such, many technicians are working overtime, which forces the contractors that employ them to pay them more. Those additional costs are passed off to the end consumer as a matter of necessity.
In the spring, the demand for furnace technicians and installation professionals is low. Thus, you don’t have to worry about conditions in the labor market from inflating the price. This has the potential to save you hundreds of dollars. If you’re looking at replacing your furnace and can make it until the end of winter with your current unit or a temporary solution (such as the use of space heaters), you might save a bundle.
At Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermal, we understand that buying a furnace is a big decision, and that you’ll want to save as much as possible. Contact us for more information.