The last thing you want is to be stuck with an air conditioner that sputters its last breath and conks out on what feels like the hottest day in two decades. But it happens!
And even if you’re planning ahead to avoid just that scenario, the cost of replacing your air conditioner may have you a little hot under the collar.
Don’t fret! Installing a new air conditioner doesn’t have to be as hard on your wallet as you may think. There are ways to spend wisely so you can enjoy all the health and comfort benefits of a new air conditioner without blowing the vacation fund.
Here are a couple of things to help make your investment easier and smarter.
One of the easiest ways to offset the cost of installing a new air conditioner or even a full HVAC system is to apply for financing. When you qualify for financing, you can take advantage of low or even 0% interest rates and pay for your new system over anywhere from 12 to 60 months. That can help defray the financial impact tremendously.
Another nice benefit of paying over time instead of all at once is that you may be able to afford a better system. Better systems are typically more energy efficient, and will save you even more on long-term energy bills. Or you may be able to afford other components that will improve your health and comfort, like air purifiers, humidifiers or smart thermostats.
Our financing application process is simple. We provide you with a free estimate for the job, and then help you apply for on-the-spot financing right from the comfort of our tablet! You’ll know within minutes whether you qualify and what terms are available to finance exactly what you need.
Think you might hit the jackpot in Atlantic City this weekend? If you aren’t sure whether you’re committed to financing, you have a full three days to change your mind and cancel. There’s no obligation to sign up or purchase on the spot. But the good news is that if the slot machines don’t work out, you’ll know exactly what your financing options are.
When we provide you with an estimate for a new air conditioner or any HVAC component, we’ll also let you know what rebates are available. There may be a manufacturer’s rebate on certain models or even on certain combinations of components. If you’re thinking of replacing a furnace in the near future, now may be the time, since bundling components can get you bigger rebates than buying them separately.
There may also be rebates available from your local New Jersey utility company. There are often incentives for replacing older units with more energy efficient ones. If you’ve got an R22-guzzling machine, there may be rebates for upgrading that will help offset the cost pretty substantially.
In even better news, you can combine both types of rebates for some super savings.
Depending on the age of your system, you may be able to save more by spending more. Sounds counterintuitive, but if you’ve got a 10 year old air conditioner and a 10 year old furnace, you might be better off replacing both together.
There are practical reasons for this. For example, having matched components makes them more both run more efficiently, which can save you on energy costs. Plus, both components will be under warranty at the same time and that can save you money on repairs.
Replacing both components can sometimes get you a better deal on pricing, and save you money on labor, too. Rather than duplicating efforts by replacing components individually, you can save by doing them together.
Replacing your air conditioner is an investment in your home, your health and your comfort. And even though you may not have budgeted for an emergency breakdown, you can still smooth the inconvenience and make the expense far more bearable.
If you need a new air conditioner now, or if you’re planning for the inevitable replacement, give us a call or contact us online and let’s talk about how we can make it affordable for you.