With summer here, you don’t want to get stuck in hot weather without a functioning air conditioning unit. If your AC is over 10 years old, it may be time for a replacement. In addition to making your home more comfortable, installing a new one has a variety of benefits.
Reasons to Put in a New AC
1. Increased Energy-Efficiency
HVAC technology has improved drastically over the last 10 to 20 years. They require less energy to cool your house than older models, especially if you have one with a high Energy Star® rating. As a result, you’ll save on energy costs. In fact, the Department of Energy estimates that you can save 20-40% on cooling costs by replacing an AC that’s more than 10-years-old. Buying a new model will quickly pay off in energy savings.
2. Improved Air Quality
Modern AC models typically come equipped with variable speed motors to ensure better airflow and air quality. As a result, a new installation will decrease allergy and asthma symptoms that are associated with air contagions like pollen, dandruff, dust, and pet hair. Plus, the air purification, humidity controls, and improved ventilation will decrease mold and mildew spores, improving your overall health.
3. Peace of Mind
In the past, many units were only designed to operate for around 10 years. Even with good upkeep, the system can still break down or malfunction, leaving you without cool air and with a fire hazard. Newer models are built to last nearly twice as long, and they usually come with warranties to help extend the life of your unit.
When you need air conditioning replacement or repair services, the experts at Harding Plumbing & Heating are here to help. Located in Wyoming County, NY, their heating and cooling experts are available 24/7 to step in when you need help the most. Call (585) 237-5561 or visit their website to learn more about their air conditioning replacement services.