Old, inefficient air-conditioner/heating units cost significantly more every month to operate. Oftentimes, the inefficient AC units allow harmful air to remain in the house.
It may be time to consider replacing your older air-conditioning and heating system if it is inefficient, old, or in need of significant repair. With new technology, today’s air-conditioning systems can operate at 60% more efficiency than AC units that were manufactured just a decade ago. In addition, if your unit was not properly maintained through the years and suffers significant wear and tear, it can actually reduce the realized efficiency of your unit, costing you a lot more to operate.
Repair or Replace?
If you been concerned your monthly utility bills have been on the rise, or that your AC unit requires expensive repairs, it might be much less expensive to endure the cost of replacing the unit instead of operating it through another season. Even if financing your AC purchase is the only way you can afford it, the monthly savings on your electric bill might actually save money over wasting electricity operating your inefficient system.
While it is true that an AC unit is one of the most expensive purchases you will ever make for your home, it is essential to have an efficient unit that operates smoothly. Not only will it provide comfortable air year-round, it will produce better air quality while reducing your energy bills.
Tips to Follow
Now that it is time to purchase a new AC unit, there are a few tips you can follow and they include:
- Select a Trusted Contractor – Contractors that specialize in the HVAC field can fully comprehend all the ins and outs of air-conditioning and heating. Choose an HVAC contractor that is licensed, bonded, and insured. Ask for references.
- Listen to the Contractor’s Advice – Choose an installer that you trust. They should provide air-conditioning units that offer the best warranty.
- Purchase the AC Unit That Fits Your Home – There is no need to purchase an AC unit that is too large for the size of your home, or too small for that matter. The best model of air conditioner for your home should be determined by the climate you live in, and the placement of your air ducts.
Once you do the math on how much money you spend every month heating and cooling the air in your home, it might become quite obvious why you need to replace the unit. Replacing old equipment with new can improve the integrity of your air conditioning system, provide cleaner air and reduce your utility bills every month.