What is the best month to buy an Air Conditioner

What is the best month to buy an Air Conditioner
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What is the best month to buy an air conditioner



Air conditioning units are expensive and can be difficult to install. Some homeowners may put off purchasing an air conditioner, thinking they can wait until the season hits and they need it.

But what’s the best month to buy an air conditioner? In this post, we will show you how to save money by purchasing during the off-season or buying discounted models instead of paying full price.


Before- and after-season sales

In Tampa Bay and the surrounding area, there are many pre- and post-season sales where you can find great deals. You can also get a better deal by shopping at the end of the summer.

When it comes to buying an air conditioner, it’s important to consider a few key factors before you go shopping. For instance, if the model has been discontinued or discontinued.

These types of units are usually less expensive than newer models, but they will still work well and have many of the same features as newer models, however, you should make sure the unit meets the SEER 2 standards that the Department of Energy set for 2023.

If you are lucky enough to find one at an even lower price than normal (think $50-$100 off), then you may want to consider buying one anyway, as they tend to last longer than their newer counterparts, especially if they were manufactured by a reputable company like Tempstart, or Samsung and not some no-name brand that only sells appliances at WalMart!

At the end of the summer.

As the end of summer approaches, you can also get a better deal by buying at the end of the summer. The air conditioners are on clearance, and salespeople will be more eager to negotiate. Plus, they may offer free installation or other perks to get your business.

Early in the year, (in case you need to upgrade)

If you have an old AC unit and it is not compliant with the new SEER 2 standard, now is the best time to replace it. Otherwise, in 2023, when prices will increase, your current unit will no longer be efficient enough compared to those on sale at that time.

The new SEER 2 standard will also affect commercial air conditioning units. As a business owner, you need to make sure that your air conditioning equipment meets the new efficiency requirements, or else you will have to pay higher electricity bills.

If you are considering getting a new HVAC system during January, The AC Therapist is offering new units at vintage prices through January 31.

A new SEER 2 HVAC system can help you save money on energy bills, rebates, and taxes.
A new SEER 2 HVAC unit can help you save money on energy bills, rebates, and taxes.

February or March, to get an extended warranty.

Buying an air conditioning unit in spring is also good because you can get a better deal on the warranty. Many retailers offer extended warranties that last for one year, not just the standard 90 days. This means if something goes wrong with your new AC during that time period, they’ll take care of it at no cost to you.

If you purchase your unit in February or March, there’s a good chance you’ll have access to one of these extended warranties—and if not, some retailers will let customers roll over their old warranties into their new units for free!

Spring months

A lot of manufacturers offer discounts and rebates if you buy during the spring months.

When you go shopping, you’ll notice that the prices are lower in the spring. This is because manufacturers are trying to sell off old inventory and get rid of their old models before they have to pay for new ones.

The best time to buy an air conditioner would be in the spring months, when most people are getting ready for summer by cleaning out their closets and getting rid of all their winter clothes.

You’re also more likely to find deals on air conditioners during this time since most businesses want to clear out old inventory before they start selling new models that could be more expensive than what they already have sitting on their shelves right now.

The AC companies have slower business this time of year, so they are eager to make a sale. They are willing to give you a deal on the unit you want because they have fewer customers in the spring and summer, so they need to sell more units to make up for that.

You can get an air conditioner at a bargain price if you know what to look out for when buying one.

The hottest month of the year

Many people will wait until they really need an air conditioner before they purchase one, which is often in the hottest months of the year.

You may have heard that the best time to buy an air conditioner is in the spring. And it’s true—the hottest months of the year are July, August, and September, so if you wait until then to buy your AC unit, you might be stuck sweating all summer long!

However, some people will wait until they really need an air conditioner before they purchase one and then end up purchasing an AC unit during one of those three busy months.

Those who wait until their homes get unbearably hot can find themselves spending more money on energy bills trying to stay cool than if they had purchased an air conditioner before hand.

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There are many ways to save money on air conditioning units.

There are many ways to get a good deal on an air conditioning unit. Here’s how:

  • Buy a good brand.

If you ask any contractor in the business, they will tell you that one of the best ways to get some bang for your buck is by buying a unit from a well-known manufacturer like Frigidaire or Carrier. Most of these companies offer high-quality products at reasonable prices, so if that’s what you’re looking for, check out their websites and see what kind of deals they can offer you.

  • Buy the right-sized AC unit for your home or office space.

This might seem obvious; after all, nobody wants an oversized cooling system taking up prime real estate in their living room!

But it also means being aware of which rooms really need cooling (the kitchen) and which ones can survive without being cooled (the laundry room). And if possible, make sure everyone knows what this rule is so no one gets caught off guard when they turn on the A/C only to find out later they should have turned it off instead!


With these tips and tricks, you can save money on your next AC unit. The best time to buy is when there are no deals or promotions going on; however, if you wait too long, you may end up paying more than what’s necessary for your needs because there will be less competition for buyers.


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