When you stop and think about it, are you happy with your Air Conditioner? Or would you upgrade if a better, younger, more efficient model came along? Would you prefer one that took up less space, made less noise, cost less to take care of and didn’t leave more comfort to be desired? If your thinking, “Yes, yes, YES!” you are not alone. Upgrading your system is a big commitment, however, and there are some things you should consider before making the plunge. Here are five things to consider when preparing to break up with your old Air Conditioner.
5 Signs Its Time to Put Your Old System Out on the Curb
• It’s costing you more money than it’s worth. The newer the air conditioner the more efficient it will operate and the less it will cost you to run. Newer models are significantly more efficient than they were as few as ten years ago. Today the minimum SEER rating (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) mandated by law is 13, which is 30% more efficient than the previous minimum of 10.
• It’s making you feel sick. Fact of the matter is, old air conditioners are dirty. The older the system, even when properly maintained, the more bacteria, dirt, mold and mildew it harbors. A brand new model is squeaky clean and ready to go.
• It doesn’t stay turned on. Newer systems are better at maintaining temperature. Older systems have a tendency to cycle on and off more often in an attempt to cool your home. An air conditioner than does not need to keep cycling on will save you money AND energy too.
• It doesn’t last long enough. Don’t worry about your system dying on you in the middle of the summer. A new air conditioner will save you money on unexpected repairs as well.
• It takes too much energy to run. Modern, energy-efficient systems are easier on our environment because they require less energy to operate. A new system will save you on more than your utility bill. Not only do they use less energy, they also use R-410A instead of R-22 (Freon), which is being phased out right now for depleting the ozone layer.
Are you ready to have the talk about dumping your old system? Give us a call today.