It\u2019s been a cold winter and your heating system has barely kept up. You find yourself wearing multi-layers of clothing in order to stay warm.\u00a0 Recently, odd clicking noises have been emanating from the basement; add that to the list of odd sounds coming from your furnace. \u00a0Your hope is that Punxsutawney Phil told the truth when he predicted spring would be coming early this year so maybe you can wait until next fall to purchase that new heating system that you know you need.\u00a0 Unfortunately, according to the Stormfax Weather Almanac, since 1887, Phil has only been correct 39% of the time.Take it from The Coop!\u00a0 Don\u2019t trust your comfort to a groundhog.\u00a0 All of us here in southeast Pennsylvania and the surrounding NJ suburbs have at least 8 more weeks of chilly weather left before we turn off our heaters.\u00a0 Now\u2019s the time to take stock of your equipment and decide whether it\u2019s time for a heating makeover.\u00a0 And, if your AC is just about at the end of its life, too, it may be more cost effective and convenient in the long run to replace both your heater and AC at the same time rather than go through the inconvenience of another installation, and all it entails, in a few months when the AC finally dies.This time of year, there are other reasons that might motivate you to act now, rather than wait. \u00a0\u00a0You may be able to take advantage of rich energy rebates from local power companies when you replace your heater \u00ad and even better rebates when you purchase both a heater and AC. It makes sense to go on your energy provider\u2019s website for information or call them directly. \u00a0What\u2019s more, during the interval between the end of winter and the start of summer, heating and cooling manufacturers, like Carrier, offer special price promotions that can\u2019t be beat the rest of the year.\u00a0 Last but not least, during this time of year, it\u2019s usually easier to schedule an installation when it\u2019s more convenient for you.\u00a0 Once the AC season starts, it\u2019s the busiest time of year for most contractors and scheduling gets very tight as the season progresses.I get it, replacing your heater is a big investment! \u00a0Since you need a new heater now, it makes sense to take advantage of manufacturers\u2019 promotions and special rebates, more convenient timing, and toasty comfort.\u00a0 Call a professional heating and cooling contractor, like Cooper Mechanical, who can evaluate your needs and recommend options that will warm you up and put a smile on your face!