How to Save Money on a New Air Conditioner
June 21, 2021
As the spring and summer temperatures continue to rise, do you notice your AC system struggling to keep up? Perhaps your air conditioner begins to blow hot air? If your unit is reaching the end of its lifespan, you may be due for an AC replacement.
When you decide you need a new air conditioner, you will likely want to keep your costs as low as possible while still getting the best quality AC system. Thankfully, there are some easy ways to save on a new AC system—both short-term and over the lifespan of your unit. Bonney is here with 7 of the top industry secrets for saving on a new AC unit.
1. Take Advantage of HVAC Rebate and Tax Deduction Opportunities
Many federal, state, and local governments incentivize buyers to choose energy-efficient systems through rebates and tax deductions. Since energy-efficient AC units need less power to perform, government agencies want to get more of them in people’s homes to protect the environment.
You can take advantage of these tax deductions and rebates during the buying process to receive a high-quality AC unit at a lower cost. For example, our team at Bonney constantly looks for the latest rebates and tax credits for qualifying HVAC systems, ensuring you receive an energy-efficient system at the lowest cost possible.
2. Don’t Just Go for the Lowest Price
While a low-priced air conditioner can seem like an attractive option, it might not provide you the efficiency and reliability you need. An inefficient or unreliable AC system may save you money short term, but you can end up paying thousands of dollars more in repairs and high energy costs in the long run.
As you decide on a new unit, be sure to check how long a particular unit is meant to last and its average costs over 12 to 15 years. A more expensive unit might help you save hundreds of dollars on your energy costs each year, with these savings adding up over an AC unit’s typical 15-year-lifespan.
3. Review Financing Options
A new AC system is often a large and unexpected cost for homes and businesses. To get a unit that meets your needs without breaking the bank, many customers explore financing options. You can save money by finding a financing option that covers the AC size and quality you need at the lowest possible interest rate. You may also look for financing options that encompass:
- Deferred payment: When money gets tight, look for a financing option that will give you some time to get back on track.
- Payment flexibility: Some customers prefer to pay larger sums over a shorter term. Others prefer smaller, long-term payments. Find the financing option that best fits your budget.
- Deferred interest: You may qualify for deferred interest, which gives you some time to pay down your AC costs before it begins incurring interest.
4. Find a Coupon
As you look for a new air conditioning system, you may find available coupons, deals, discounts, promotions, and specials. This can help you save even more on your new installation—getting the lowest possible price. For example, Bonney updates our promotions monthly to help keep our prices low. Take a moment to check out our air conditioning coupons, specials, and discounts to see how much we can help you save.
5. Pay Attention to AC Size
Any air conditioner you choose should meet your home’s requirements. The size of your home plays a direct role in the air conditioner you select, with no one-size-fits-all air conditioner on the market today.
For example, an AC unit too small for your home will have trouble keeping your house cool on hot days. In contrast, an AC unit too large for your home will lead to unnecessarily high energy costs, as it delivers more power than you need and turns on/off more frequently. Before you make a purchase, ensure your AC unit is the right size for your home by taking into account your home’s square footage, insulation amount, and the number of stories. If you need help understanding which air conditioner size is right for your home, consult your local HVAC experts.
6. Look at the Reviews
Like most products, checking an AC unit’s reviews before you make a purchase is crucial. The reviews of previous customers and industry experts can tell you a lot about an individual unit, so you can use their feedback to help guide your decision-making process.
Alongside checking the reviews of available air conditioners, take a moment to look at the Better Business Bureau’s rating for the company that will be providing and installing your new AC system. At Bonney, our A+ rating and 5-star reviews make us a go-to choice for many customers looking for AC installation in the Sacramento area.
7. Keep up with Maintenance
The easiest way to save on a new AC system is to help it last as long as possible. When you make the most of your air conditioning unit, you will save thousands of dollars on repair and replacement costs. The secret to helping your AC last longer? Annual maintenance. Not only can manufacturer-recommended AC tune-ups keep your operational costs down and prevent repairs, but they may also be vital to keeping your warranty intact. Beyond just AC care, this maintenance involves regularly replacing your home’s air filters, avoiding blocked vents, and
Turn to Bonney for Your New Air Conditioner Needs
At Bonney Plumbing, Heating, and Air, we are ready to help you find and install the perfect air conditioner for your home’s requirements. We only work with high-quality air conditioner brands to ensure any AC unit we recommend will give you the best performance and cost-efficiency possible. If you’re located in the greater Sacramento, California area, we can set you up with an excellent air conditioner and continue to provide exceptional AC services long after you have made a purchase.
Learn more about our air conditioner installation services today to find out how we can help you outfit your home with the best AC unit possible. If you have any questions or want a free estimate, please feel free to contact us.