f you can believe it, the humid days of summer are officially behind us.

That means cooler air and no more air conditioning, but it also means your furnace is up to bat.

Fall is that magical time of year where you’re in-between systems, and that means it’s the perfect time to invest in a new one. If you know your HVAC system is getting up there in age, there has never been a better time to do some investigating. Here are a few reasons you should look into replacing your HVAC system this fall:

1. The worst time to replace either your air conditioner or furnace is when you need it the most. Nothing is worse than desperately calling your local contractor on a 20 degree day hoping they have an opening to come see you. If you don’t think your furnace will keep you warm all winter long, it’s time to call in the experts. Since fall temperatures bring milder weather, you won’t experience any downtime on your system when you need it the most. The same is true for spring and your AC unit.

2. When you aren’t rushing to make a decision you get the chance to sit down with your contractor and really make the best decision possible for your home. There are rebates, warranties, and guarantees to consider when purchasing a new system and the added time of a non-emergency replacement allows you to consider this investment from every angle. Your contractor is there to answer any and all questions you might have and it’s best to take that time to ask everything you’ve been wanting to.

3. Buying a new system will mean you’re getting a system that’s more energy efficient, which, over time, saves you money and headaches. But, that doesn’t mean you can ignore your system just because it’s new. In order to get the longest life you can out of your new system, you need to have it maintained. It’s important to remember that your HVAC system is a lot like a car. You wouldn’t drive a car 100,000 miles without getting its oil changed, so you shouldn’t run your HVAC unit for a season without having it looked at by a trusted professional.

4. Buying a new system in the fall allows you to shop around for the best deals, make sure you are working with the right HVAC professional, and replace your system on your terms and not because you got stuck in the middle of a snowstorm.

Zipf-Air started as a one man shop and has continued to grow through the years. With over 100 years of combined experience installing and troubleshooting HVAC systems, Zipf-Air has earned an outstanding reputation within the heating and cooling industry. We are dedicated to providing the best equipment and services to St. Louis and the surrounding areas by providing exceptional service and installation for quality conscious customers.