Best Time to Buy a Central Air Conditioner in Winnipeg

Winnipeg summers and winters are saturated with high prices and an increase in demand for installations. Like with any commodity or service, the best deals are found in the offseason. In the case of central air conditioner that relates to spring and fall.

It stands to reason that during the months of March, April and into May, the weather here is cool enough that many people aren’t yet thinking about turning on or replacing their Air Conditioning unit, nor is it warm enough to have the furnace running every day. The same can be said during the autumn months. September and October mostly offer mild temperatures that don’t require the use of air conditioning and the drop in sales will allow you, the homeowner to get the best deal possible. Also with a drop in demand for repairs and replacements it not only frees up contractors to install a unit, but you’ll likely find a great price too.


If you’re 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 will 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.


It is however not advisable to make a 15 year investment with an equipment purchase based purely on the lowest price. Find an established HVAC contractor that will provide you with not only value for your dollar but quality service after the sale.


“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin


Additional Ways to Save Money While Keeping Your Home Cool


In addition to purchasing a best-priced unit and selecting the correct size, there are other ways to save money and maintain a cool, comfortable temperature in your home.


During Hot and warm months, keep shades and curtains drawn on sunny days, thereby preventing additional heat from entering your home. Also, HRV’s should be set for minimum ventilation and when not in use, fans in bathroom and kitchen areas should be turned off. Otherwise, they'll pull cool air out of the house.


Another easy way to save money is to use a set back programmable thermostat and to set the desired temperature just a bit higher than you're accustomed. Even a couple of degrees can save you quite a bit on your monthly power bill.


Ceiling fans can be a relatively inexpensive way to make the most of the cool air from your air conditioning as they do an excellent job of circulating air.


It is also important to make sure your air conditioner filters are cleaned or replaced regularly. Regular maintenance and cleaning of the outdoor condenser is a great way to increase performance and extend the life of the system.


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