You may have been thinking of replacing your old air conditioning system. Regardless of whether your cooling system is acting up, there are several reasons to consider a replacement. We know air conditioning and want to share some information about why this might be the right time for replacement, even if your air conditioner appears to be working well.
Replacing older air conditioning units with newer models can save you 20% to 40% a month when it comes to your energy bill. An Energy Star rating is part of the new model you’ll be choosing.
If your air conditioner is more than 10 years old, you should consider replacing it. Although air conditioners should last 10 to 15 years, recent changes in technology have made the older models more costly to own. Look for a SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) of at least 15. Speeds are now variable and are much more efficient than single speeds. The newer unit will have a thermal expansion valve that allows optimal working conditions where less refrigerant is needed.
Because new air conditioners are rated by the government, with stringent conditions to be met for energy efficiency, your carbon footprint may be reduced with a new model. It should be an Energy Star model, which won’t require as much energy used from the grid, having less of an impact on the environment. Setting the AC to the warmest temperature that’s comfortable for you is also better for the environment.
There are even new air conditioners that switch to lower power when no one is present in the room. Also, two-stage compressors save energy by automatically compressing less on cool days and more on hotter days.
It may be time to update your cooling system, and Clockwork Heating and Air Conditioning is right here in Athens to help. Call us today to find out more about our trusted installation services, and learn if it’s time to upgrade your present air conditioning system with a newer, more energy-efficient model. We can also help with HVAC repair, and maintenance, along with indoor air quality services.