When’s the Best Time to Buy an Air Conditioner?

Ever wonder what the best time to buy an air conditioner? Some people end up waiting until the last minute in the summertime to make their HVAC purchase – a common mistake. While others think that the winter is a slower time, making it the best time to buy an air conditioner – a common misconception.

Spoiler Alert:
The true best time to buy an air conditioner is in the off season (spring and fall). Here’s why!

Why Winter is NOT the Best Time to Buy an Air Conditioner

Do a quick search online and you might find some advice pointing you in the direction to buy an air conditioner in the winter months. Sure, you might think it isn’t as busy as the summer – but a legitimate air conditioning and heating company will be just as busy in the winter as they are in the summer. And some companies may offer discounts in the winter to generate more business, but typically this is not the case.

The Best Time to Buy an Air Conditioner is in the Off Season

The secret to getting the best price for your air conditioner, just as with any market- is to work opposite of the market. The time between winter and summer: spring and fall.

In the spring and fall monthly, New Jersey weather is usually beautiful! It’s not too hot, and it’s not too cold – great for outdoor activities and open windows… making it not so great for the HVAC industry. Besides, if residents aren’t running their AC, how could they know that something is broken?

But the off season is exactly when residents should start shopping for a new AC system. Want to gain the most leverage, buy an air conditioner is in the spring or fall.

Questions to Ask When Buying a New Air Conditioner

It’s important to consider a few questions so you can give your Lawes HVAC technician a better idea of what you are looking for:

    • What size air conditioner is right for my house?
    • Which brand air conditioner should I choose?
    • How much will the air conditioning installation cost?
    • What kind of special features should I consider, such as a zoning system or WiFi thermostat?


Have More Questions About a New AC Unit? Call the Professional HVAC Professionals from Lawes

Keeping you and your family comfortable year round is central to our business. That’s why, here at Lawes Heating and Cooling Company NJ, we provide certified oil and gas burner technicians, and air conditioning technicians available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. View our service plans and give us a call with any questions at 732-741-6300.