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February 20, 2017
While we may be in the dead of winter, the warm temperatures we are experiencing may be a forewarning for what will most likely be the hottest summer ever in North America. Last summer was the hottest summer on record, according to NASA. Summer is months away, so why should you be concerned now?
According to homeadvisors.com, homeowners can expect to pay between $500 – $4000 for a central air conditioning system. The large range is due to variables such as the type of unit, additional materials needed, and the contractor’s rate. While window units are much cheaper in the short run, they only cool small spaces and are much less energy efficient. If you plan on installing a central air conditioning unit this summer, you may want to start saving!
Purchasing an air conditioning system in the winter can get you a great deal due to supply and demand, and the fact that no one thinks of buying them when it is so cold out. Since most homeowners will wait until the first excessively hot day of summer, cooling contractors will be all booked up and may charge higher rates, and stores will be sold out of most of their window units. Thinking ahead to save money does not only apply to heating and cooling systems, but also with generators during power outages and snow blowers when a large storm is predicted. Another way to save money is shopping for these items used after a large storm, as many people will buy them spontaneously and then sell them shortly after.
If your home’s heating or cooling system stops working, it could put you in a desperate situation during extreme temperatures. Being able to research and shop around is the best way to get a good deal and keep you from overpaying out of urgency. Not having air condition during a heat wave can be a health and safety concern for your family.
Give us a call at 609-924-3434 if you would like a free quote on installing a central air conditioning unit for your home. If you already have one, we offer maintenance plans as well to give you peace of mind from crisis repair bills.
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