A functional air conditioner is essential to most North Carolina homeowners throughout the hot and humid summers. Though you probably don’t like to think about the initial cost to upgrade your air conditioner, it’s important to consider the long-term savings and benefits you’ll receive from your investment. Here are three ways that upgrading your cooling equipment can benefit you.
Air conditioners that are designed today are up to 40 percent more efficient
and effective than those which were manufactured as little as 10 years
ago. You’ll enjoy more reliable and evenly-distributed cooling throughout
your home. Deciding to upgrade your air conditioner will also relieve
your ears, as new units are able to run more quietly. Finally, a new air
conditioner will be able to remove more moisture and dangerous pollutants
from your home’s air.
Lower utility bill
When you upgrade your air conditioner, you’ll find that newer models are designed to promote energy savings and run more efficiently. Cooling equipment qualifies as “high-efficiency” if it has a SEER rating of at least 16. This SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) number is based on the amount of cool air that the system can generate, and how much energy the equipment expends. The higher the SEER number, the more efficient the equipment will be, and the more money it will save you on a monthly basis.
Less repair cost
Older, inefficient equipment is far more likely to give you trouble than a new system. If your air conditioner is at least 10 years old, it is probably time to upgrade your air conditioner. Why pay bills for labor and parts to put a “Band-Aid” on an old climate control system when you can save yourself the hassle by upgrading to a new unit? The repairs and maintenance required for older systems can become very pricey. On top of this, you may find that necessary replacement parts have been discontinued, making any simple repair job far more complicated and costly.