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  • Writer's pictureMike Fagnan

Why fall is a great time to buy an air conditioner

When autumn arrives, most Calgarians think more about their furnace than their air conditioner. However, fall is actually the optimal time to purchase a new AC unit.

Beat the summer rush

HVAC contractors are very busy in the summer. After all, summer is when you really need a working air conditioner! Homeowners and businesses who have neglected their HVAC maintenance often face ill-timed, emergency breakdowns when they go to switch their AC on during the first heatwave. This creates a rush of desperate (and warm) people all bidding for their HVAC contractor’s services.

As a result, wait times can be longer. Fortunately, there is a way to avoid this disruption to your personal comfort. Opt to have your new air conditioner installed in autumn and avoid the summer crowd.

In addition, choosing an autumn installation gives your contractor more time to source parts. Since the pandemic, many industries have had difficulty acquiring the necessary parts to do business. It’s the same for your HVAC contractor. Sometimes, it takes a little longer to get the parts you need. However, this hurdle is easier to overcome if you’re not in a rush to cool your home.

More time to research your options

It’s hard to take the time to thoroughly research your options when your AC has just broken down, and temperatures are rising. Not only is this stressful but you run the risk of choosing the wrong AC for your needs and home.

There are a lot of air conditioners available today. Fagnan’s Furnace Service is happy to make recommendations that meet your specifications. That being said, here are a few tips for buying a new AC:

  • Correct size. The size of an AC unit correlates with its cooling load. This refers to how much hot air the AC can remove from your home. If your new AC is too small for your home, it won’t be able to cool effectively.

  • Energy-efficiency. New AC units are considerably more energy-efficient than older models, and some modern air conditioners are more energy-efficient than others. Choosing an AC with a high energy-efficiency rating helps reduce your environmental impact and lower your utility bills. Fagnan’s Furnace Service can help you choose a high-quality Carrier air conditioner that best suits your needs for energy efficiency.

  • Additional features. Different AC units come with different special features. For example, having a programmable thermostat on your AC is beneficial. You may also want energy-saving and convenient features such as timers or sleep modes.

Ready for a new air conditioner?

Fagnan’s Furnace Service is here to help! We have been serving the Calgary area since 1971. Our team is highly trained, experienced, and ready to install your new air conditioner. Plus, we are a Carrier Authorized Factory Dealer.

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