When’s the Best Time for Home Upgrades and Maintenance?

October 21, 2021
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Regular HVAC maintenance for your St. Louis home improves efficiency, creates a more comfortable home, reduces the money spent on heating and cooling, and leads to less risk of unexpected (and expensive) breakdowns.

At SmartHouse Heating and Cooling, we’re often asked by homeowners, “When is the right time to make upgrades to my HVAC system?” or “What’s the best time of year for furnace maintenance, repair or tune-up?”

While there’s no one time of year that’s perfect for every home upgrade or maintenance visit, fall is one of the best times for homeowners to schedule service. Here’s why:

1. Get Work Finished During Temperate Weather

Just like the spring, fall is a great time of year to have HVAC and other home improvement work done on your St. Louis home. If your heating or cooling system needs to be turned off temporarily or replaced, wouldn’t you want to avoid the risk of it happening in the middle of a heatwave or a chilly winter day?

At SmartHouse, we always work hard to minimize the amount of time that your HVAC system is offline. Similarly, if you’re planning on upgrading the insulation in your home, we work to complete the job thoroughly but quickly.  Scheduling work in the fall season gives you an added layer of protection that work won’t be done on your house during harsher Missouri weather, when you need insulation or a properly working HVAC system most. 

2. Faster Scheduling and Quicker Turnarounds

Summer and winter are when HVAC and home performance contractors are the busiest. That’s because the weather conditions can create pressing issues for homeowners—a broken AC becomes an emergency when it’s 100 degrees outside!

Plus, having your HVAC system or insulation inspected or upgraded by experts can give you peace of mind that you won’t have an unexpected emergency at an inconvenient time.

3. Get Your Home Prepared for Winter

We know that it’s not always easy to plan ahead, but trust us: you’ll be thanking yourself for scheduling work this fall once winter arrives.

Whether it’s a tune-up for your HVAC system or upgrading to a higher efficiency unit altogether, like ducted heat pumps, you’ll be able to benefit from the following all winter long:

  • Increased efficiency
  • More energy savings
  • Improved indoor comfort

You’ll see the same benefits if you decide to upgrade your home’s insulation in time for cooler weather as well!

Save More with Rebates and Financing Through SmartHouse

Homeowners often tell us that they hold off on important heating or AC maintenance and repair service or home upgrades like insulation installation because they’re worried it’s too expensive. But special promotions, rebates, and financing available through SmartHouse Heating and Cooling can make upgrading your home affordable immediately.

Right now, for example, there are utility rebates through Ameren and Spire that offer hundreds of dollars off a variety of HVAC replacement options, and SmartHouse offers 6 or 12 month interest free financing from GreenSky!

Start saving this fall with HVAC or home performance upgrades from the local St. Louis experts. Call 314-644-1570 or contact SmartHouse today to schedule an appointment.