Though there may not be a need for a working air conditioning unit when the temperatures are below freezing outside, the winter months still prove to be a busy time for sales.
While air conditioning and heating companies are generally consumed with demand for furnace replacements and repairs, many people take this opportunity to save on delivery and installation costs by having their air conditioner replaced at the same time. Similarly, when the temperature begins to rise, the demand for central air conditioning once again rises, too, and you will be hard pressed to find a good deal. Due to supply and demand, prices remain consistently high and bargains are few and far between. If summer and winter are saturated with high prices and an increase in demand for installations, then it’s obvious that for the best deal, the best time to buy is in the off season. In the case of air conditioners, the off season is in the spring and the autumn. During the months of March, April, and May, the weather is cool enough that many people are not yet thinking about turning on or replacing their AC unit. During the spring, there is a drop in demand for repairs and replacements, so it frees up contractors to install a unit and you will likely find a great price. Same thing goes for the fall season during September,October, and November. If you are looking to find a great deal on a central air conditioner, following the trends of the market will help you to determine the right time to buy. Spring and autumn may be the best, but it’s also important to choose a contractor that you trust. If they have fair pricing that is comparable on or off season, you can be sure to find a great price whenever you need it.