An HVAC system is one of the largest home investments you will ever make. Even after that your HVAC system likely takes up a large chunk of your utility bills. It’s important to do your research and learn how to save money where you can, without sacrificing quality. When it comes to HVAC systems, this task can seem pretty complicated. Yet, B&L Ott, near Reading, Pennsylvania, is here to help.

When to Buy

One aspect that affects pricing is timing. Prices constantly fluctuate for almost everything. Just pick a random product you buy on a weekly basis and research how much it cost a few decades ago. There’s a good chance that the price has changed drastically.

If you are looking for a good time to buy a new HVAC system, that time is now. Read on to learn more, then contact B&L Ott to help you choose and install a new system.

Why Should I Have a New HVAC System Installed Now?

Soon, two tariffs will be put into effect that will cause the price of imported steel and aluminum to rise. This will also impact the HVAC market as many parts, supplies, and equipment are commonly made with these materials.

This is not the first time prices have increased. You may have noticed prices increase in 2018 as well. If you think your HVAC system will reach its life expectancy within the next few years, then now is the time to buy before prices increase even more.  

Determining If It Is Worth It to Replace Your System Now

How do you know if it is an appropriate time for a replacement? Consider the aspects below to help you decide.


The average HVAC system will last about 10 years or a little longer. However, if you have a high-quality system and take good care of it with help from B&L Ott it will likely last longer. On the other hand, if you neglect maintenance or go for a cheaper system, it likely will not last as long. Either way, if your system is nearing 10 years old or is past 10 years old, it is a good idea to start thinking about a replacement.  

Frequent Repairs

Another aspect that can help you determine how much longer your HVAC system will last is how many repairs you have needed lately. If you have been calling B&L Ott a lot lately for repairs, it may be a smarter solution to replace your system. This way your money goes toward a system that will work for you rather than toward fixing a system that may just break down again.

Strange Noises or Smells

Similar to frequent repairs, if you have had an ongoing issue with strange noises or smells, it may be a better option to simply replace your system. If you need help figuring out how bad the issue is, contact B&L Ott near Reading, Pennsylvania for help.

Poor Air Flow

Is your Berks County home comfortable? If you have noticed more warm or cool spots in your home, your current HVAC system may be losing efficiency. This is another sign that now is a good time to replace your system before prices increase.

Always Running

Another sign that your HVAC system may be losing efficiency is how often it is running. If it is constantly turned on or starts up often, it may not be producing enough warm or cool air. The more often your system runs, the more energy it uses and the higher your utility bills will go. If your system is wasting money, it is time to contact B&L Ott for a replacement.

Contact B&L Ott Now!

If your system is experiencing any of the issues above, you should highly consider a replacement before prices go up. B&L Ott is here to help. If you need help with anything from inspections to an HVAC installation, contact us through our website here: You can also call B&L Ott at 610-927-5133. We are happy to help you with any questions or concerns you may have.