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3 Ways to Save Money on an AC Upgrade

There are two main types of HVAC contractors in British Columbia. There are the ones that are just trying to sell you the newest and shiniest piece of HVAC technology so they can make a lot of money. And then there are the local teams that just want you to remain comfortable and happy, while hopefully making a sale on the side to stay in business.

We’re happy to say that we’re in the second group, and we’ll always look out for your comfort and budget first. Creating a healthy partnership with customers is the highest priority. So, while the rest of the industry might not want some of these secrets to get out, we don’t mind talking about them.

When looking at a hefty price for AC replacement in the Columbia Valley there are three distinct ways to save money. Make sure you jot these down and ask one of our trained professionals for more information so we can save you the maximum amount of money possible!

Three Ways to Save the Most Money

Look, there are many ways to save money on such a large purchase like an AC upgrade. But there are three that homeowners can attest to that make the biggest difference. We’re not just talking about 5 or 10 dollars off your purchase, we’re talking about a huge percentage of the cost being covered depending on the selection of HVAC system you make. Read on to learn more.

1. Tax Credits on High Efficiency Systems

Our federal and provincial governments really want us to start curbing energy waste. Regardless of whether it’s for a new environmental initiative or to ease the burden on the energy grid, they’re often willing to give out pretty massive tax credits for homeowners that purchase a high-efficiency AC system. Take a look online or give our team a call to find out which systems can grant you a tax credit, and how to get qualified for one.

2. Manufacturer Rebates

When manufacturers come out with a brand-new, high-efficiency HVAC system, they want all of their customers to buy them. However, they end up being fairly expensive, more expensive than older systems. So what’s the solution?

Manufacturers often offer rebates for newer systems to incentivize homeowners to choose them. While that new, high-efficiency heat pump might be more expensive, perhaps a rebate will bring the price down to something more manageable!

3. All-Year Units

We truly live in a remarkable period of time with some high-tech solutions to old problems. Back in the day, you needed both a heater and an air conditioner to survive the many seasons of one year. Now, there are HVAC systems that can both heat and cool your home throughout the entire year.

You can probably see where we’re going with this. You can sometimes split the cost of a new comfort system in half by going with a heat pump that will do the job of both systems for the price of one. The best part about these systems is that they work on electricity, and some of them don’t even require air ducts, so every home has the capability to work with them.

Contact Shift Air Mechanical Ltd. B.C. for help with making the right decision. Shift Air Tests, Doesn’t Guess!

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