With summer almost over, most people consider air conditioning unit installation to be completely useless right now. After all, autumn is on the horizon, and winter is coming. However, contrary to popular belief, the best time to install air conditioning units is in the colder months, and there are many reasons for that.
This article will tell you why autumn is the best season for air conditioning unit installation and why you should be sifting through your options now!
It’s not unusual to wonder why you should consider air conditioning options in autumn. With temperatures soon to drop, the air will already be cold enough, so surely there’s no reason to install air conditioning until you need it. Incidentally, choosing an off-season month for your air conditioning unit installation has many unconsidered benefits.
- Demand and costs will be lower
The demand for air conditioning naturally peaks in the summer, as the inescapable heat becomes more intense and people rush to find relief. Because of this, it is more difficult to find the air conditioning units themselves and the engineers to install them. Air conditioning unit installation in the autumn will be faster, as engineers have far more availability and can better work around your schedule instead of working around theirs.
You may also find that the air conditioning units generally cost less during autumn. As it is an off-peak season, and most don’t see the use in air conditioning unit installation in the colder months, the sale of units is often slower. Companies usually stock up on a surplus of items that sell well throughout certain seasons and have an excess that doesn’t sell quite as well now that the season is over.
For this reason, air conditioners are far cheaper than their recommended retail price. So, it’s better to purchase a unit in the autumn to make the most of the sales.
- You’ll have time
Thinking over your air conditioning options in autumn will provide plenty of time to choose which air conditioning options are best for you. Trust us when we say it’s better to allow yourself the time to weigh your options.
The extra time you have granted yourself will allow you to research the array of impressive features that your air conditioning unit could include. Such as remote controls and night light functionality, to name a few. There are many additional features available you may not have even considered that will create a far more convenient and comfortable experience for you, so having the time to research them will benefit you.
You’ll also have more time to call an engineer to evaluate your space and point you in the right direction when it comes to choosing your air conditioning unit. Your professional may alert you to a hindrance you may not have considered. But, by planning in advance, you’ll still have time to work around the suggestions you’ve been given.
Some things that you should consider
There are a lot of aspects you should contemplate before choosing an air conditioner, and having months to do so will prove to be a blessing. Before aesthetics and technology come to the forefront of your mind, you should consider the practicality of installing air conditioning in your building.
- Your home
The size, age, and layout of your building will determine which air conditioning unit you could realistically install or whether it simply isn’t possible to do so. You may need to reconsider your choices if the space you intend to complete the air conditioning unit installation in is too small.
Similarly, the age and layout of your building could make it impossible to install an air conditioning unit. These factors could change the outcome of your search completely, and it’s important to consult the professionals who will install your air conditioning unit. Here at D-MEC, we offer end-to-end services from the initial design stage to ongoing maintenance. We are more than well-equipped to help you to decide between your air conditioning options.
- Potential problems
By installing an air conditioner in Autumn, you’ll have plenty of time to notice any malfunctions that may occur and have an engineer fix them before the scalding summer heat hits. Although never ideal, it is far better to encounter problems at the forefront of winter when you can layer up than when the heat is unbearable.
Air conditioners can double up as heaters
Despite their name, air conditioners can be fantastic heating options during the colder months. Some opt for them as an alternative to radiators, as they work just as well, only without the possibility of brushing against hot metal and burning yourself.
There are plenty of heating options on the market. But, air conditioners are some of the best, thanks to the speed and efficiency with which they heat a room compared to other heating options. Air conditioners waste far less energy, and you won’t need to spend money on heaters and air conditioning. Nor will you waste time choosing between air conditioning units and different heating options.
So, as well as preparing for cooling your house in the summer, you can simultaneously warm your home in the winter.
Why not the other seasons?
There are plenty of good reasons why air conditioning unit installation during other seasons is far less beneficial than in the autumn.
Engineers are difficult to book appointments with in the summer. Thus, the wait for your unit to be installed will be longer, and the units themselves can be up to 8% more expensive due to the high demand.
Because of the heating options provided by air conditioning units, demand for engineers increases again, and it is harder to make an appointment to install a system. Because the more often people use their heaters, the higher the likelihood that something could go wrong with them.
In the air conditioning market, spring is the season in which people try to get ahead. So, prices start to increase, and engineer availability rapidly decreases.
For these reasons, autumn is a sweet spot, as the temperatures begin to fluctuate rapidly, and nobody knows what the weather will look like at any point in the day. It’s not unusual for the temperature to be freezing in the morning, but feels warm by the afternoon. So, people are generally not in need of heaters or air conditioning. This is the best time to put your foot in the door, sift through your heating options and air conditioning choices, and consult an expert regarding air conditioning unit installation.
How D-MEC Services can help
We at D-MEC Services are a family-run company with over 30 years of experience and pride ourselves on providing the best solution for all our clients. Whether you need high-end air conditioner installation, replacement, or repair, we’re always happy to help.
So, why not contact us today and let us help you with your air conditioning needs?