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April 2019 Top 5 HVAC Stories

Each month we bring you news you can use about or related to heating, cooling and weather.

April 2019 Top HVAC Stories

Here’s the roundup with links for further research.

It’s a Good Time to Buy

Spring is considered the “off season” for HVAC sales.

And that makes it a good time to buy. But what if your AC, heat pump or furnace isn’t broken? We’re fans of pre-emptive replacement for systems that are 15+ years old or have already had major repair issues.

Why? Because replacing your equipment when it’s running means you have time to research top brands and models, shop around for the best pricing, and remove the risk that your old equipment is going to break down during a sweltering stretch of summer, leaving you sweating for days waiting for repair or replacement.

Most HVAC dealers don’t have two pricing schemes – one for peak and one for off season. But they are more inclined to offer discounts and deals. There will be more room to negotiate a better price.

This post from a well-respected HVAC contractor discusses the issue in detail.

2019 Atlantic Hurricane Forecast

“After an active Atlantic hurricane season in 2018, AccuWeather forecasters are predicting 2019 to result in a near- to slightly above-normal season with 12 to 14 storms.”

2019 Atlantic hurricane season heat map

That’s the bottom line. There’s more here from AccuWeather.

And you might enjoy Frankie’s amateur hurricane forecasting. Don’t let your guard down!

Central HVAC vs Mini Split

If you’re building a home or adding on, you might be considering the central heat pump vs mini split heat pump option.

We looked for a reliable report from an HVAC pro. This one is a balanced approach. Here's more from the Department of Energy.

Looking for a Smart Thermostat?

There are a few good options out there. Tom’s Guide is an affiliate site, and we’re not connected to the site. But it does give good information – a good research source.

What's Wrong with My Air Conditioner?

Here's a good troubleshooting guide if your AC or heat pump isn't working properly.

Come back next month for more stories and information you can use!

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