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  1. #1
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    I'm looking to buy a new HVAC system. Presently it isn't an emergency. Is this a good time or do the manufacturers routinely run spring sales? Not sure if HVAC business has become like the auto business.

  2. #2
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    Buy when slow which likely is now. Sure is here in Indy and with the mild weather everyone is having, I bet Georgia is too. Don't wait til there is any warmth in the air, all incentives for a lower price will be gone, as we will have plenty of calls!

  3. #3
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    Thanks BaldLoonie. You wouldn't happen to know the expected useful life of an HVAC system? I recognize that maintenance, location, etc., can have a huge factor. I'm thinking 16 years on the furnace (in crawl space) and 19 years on the A/C isn't bad

  4. #4
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    loonie is correct,now is the time to purchase a new system.considering we havnt had much of a winter a lot of companies are offering good prices.also if your looking for central ac the prices will be a lot higher this summer due to the raising of the minumum seer units from 10 seer to 13 seer.as far as age goes your equipment is in its golden years.thanks

  5. #5
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    Thumbs up New ... install in the Spring !

    Originally posted by georgiaguy
    You wouldn't happen to know the expected useful life of an HVAC system? I'm thinking 16 years on the furnace (in crawl space) and 19 years on the A/C isn't bad
    The useful life has passed.

    When is the time to buy?

    When you have the $$$ and before the unit fails.
    Try to install on April 26th.

    Designer Dan
    It's Not Rocket Science, But It is SCIENCE with "Some Art". ___ ___ K EEP I T S IMPLE & S INCERE

    Define the Building Envelope and Perform a Detailed Load Calc: It's ALL About Windows and Make-up Air Requirements. Know Your Equipment Capabilities

  6. #6
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    after reading LOTS here & at BUILDINGSCIENCE.com!

    after doing a load calc from here & addressing the biggest house envelope heat loss | gain problems

    after knowing what the present ductwork capability is

    after finding a good contractor who does above ave installs, who takes care of the problems discussed here

    after knowing what your heating | cooling costs really are, in terms of $/DegreeDay.

    after deciding what operating conditions you desire for your comfort

    after deciding what operating conditions you now have which are uncomfortable

    then buy a new system to address the above issues.
    harvest rainwater,make SHADE,R75/50/30= roof/wall/floor, use HVAC mastic,caulk all wall seams!

  7. #7
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    do it now times are slow
    keep Jesus in control

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