3 Ways Your Old Air Conditioner Is Costing You Money
A typical air conditioning unit may provide a homeowner with up to 20 years of use or more if properly maintained. But while some homeowners will use an older air conditioner until it simply is no longer able to be repaired, others will make the smart decision to replace an older air conditioner to enjoy the financial savings that a new system can provide.
While there is a cost associated with investing in a new air conditioning unit, there are costs associated with keeping your existing unit too. Learn three ways your old air conditioner is costing you money here.
1. Energy Costs
Innovations in air conditioning system design and technology, as well as changes in legislation, have resulted in modern units having significantly better energy efficiency than older models. In some cases, cooling costs can be cut in half or more with an upgrade to a newer model. Although upgrading to a new system may seem financially daunting, a new system will save you a significant amount on your monthly utility bills.
2. Repair Costs
Older air conditioning systems are more likely to break down and need repairs. Repair costs can quickly add up and ultimately cost as much as a brand new system. Newer models will have fewer repair needs, and many repair issues that do arise may be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. For some homeowners, savings on repair bills through an upgrade can equate to hundreds of dollars or more per year.
3. Healthcare Expenses
Whether you realize it or not, an old air conditioner may be making you sick. Older air conditioning systems have a difficult time filtering out indoor air pollutants. This can cause a dramatic decrease in indoor air quality, which can lead to flu-like symptoms and respiratory issues. This can have a direct impact on healthcare expenses for those in the home. Newer model air conditioning systems are designed to promote superior indoor air quality through advanced filtration systems.
Upgrade Your HVAC System Today
If you have an older AC unit in your home, now is a great time to learn more about the benefits associated with newer models. Contact Sea Coast Air Conditioning for more information about the models available and to get a quote for the installation of your new air conditioning system.