hvac systemWhen it comes time to replace your old HVAC system, the price tag for a new system can shock some. At Cates Heating and Cooling, we want all of our Kansas City Metro Area clients to get the best deal possible on a new HVAC system, and we have a few tips for doing just that.

Timing is Everything

If you know that you are going to want to replace your HVAC within the next year, it is always a good idea to start planning your purchase. Generally, HVAC system prices are at their lowest during the off-season, which happens to be during the winter months.

Doing research during this time also allows you to select a unit that will check off all the boxes on your list. You will have peace of mind knowing that you can figure out all the features you want from your new HVAC unit and go out in search of it knowing that you have plenty of time to make a decision. You will also have plenty of time to research and find a trusted company, like Cates Heating and Cooling, to work with.

Installation may even be less expensive this time of year, due to the lack of demand for the service. Some companies may even allow for you to purchase the system during the off-season and schedule out a date to have it installed in your home that is closer to the summer months.

Look for Rebates

Some local and state governments will offer rebates or incentives to those who replace an old HVAC system. The federal government may even offer tax credits to help offset the price of your new HVAC system. Do a little digging and see what kinds of rebates you may be eligible for on the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency website.

Energy companies may also offer rebates for appliances with the Energy Star logo or a certain efficiency rating, so be sure to call your provider to see if there are rebate options for you.

Don’t forget to look for rebates from the HVAC manufacturers as well. Some of the most popular manufacturers, such as Trane, York, Carrier, and Lennox, offer rebates for specific purchases.

Get Quotes

The company you hire to install your HVAC system can greatly affect the cost of having a new HVAC unit put into your home. Cates Heating and Cooling recommends finding a list of trusted service companies and getting quotes from each. Consider what each company offers, how much it will cost, the positivity of reviews, and how long it will take to get the system installed.

If you live in the Kansas City area, call Cates Heating and Cooling today for a quote.

Get an Energy-Efficient Model

While energy efficiency may not help your wallet during the purchase of an HVAC system, you will notice a great deal of savings in your energy bills, which may be more beneficial to you in the long-run. With a larger number of energy efficient HVAC models on the market now, you should have no problem finding an energy efficient system. Plus, many of the incentives and rebates mentioned above only apply to HVAC systems with a certain energy efficiency score.

If you are in the market for a new HVAC system, contact Cates Heating and Cooling today for an estimate on the purchase and installation of the system. Check out our current specials for more ways to save on your HVAC purchases.