Is It Time To Replace Your Old AC System?
We all want to make the most out of our home systems. With regular maintenance and good use of appliances, a home system can last a number of years before having to be replaced. However, sometimes waiting until a unit quits completely isn’t really the way you want to go. In our blog this month, the heating and cooling experts at Comfort First are going to share some insider facts that you may not believe about your older HVAC system!<
Your Old Unit…. Is A Money Pit
Who doesn’t enjoy saving money? Getting the most out of your hard-earned dollar is a great feeling. So when you consider the cost of a new heating and cooling system, replacing it may not seem like a great idea, especially if it’s still working. However, your old system may be costing you A LOT more money than you ever imagined!
Your heating and cooling system usage can account for up to 50% of your energy bill. Older units use much more energy than newer efficient models, in some cases 50% less. Experts estimate that a new energy efficient HVAC system can save you up to 30% on energy costs. Wouldn’t that be a nice bill to get each month?
In addition to energy costs, you also end up saving money on any emergency repair or replacement costs. Getting ahead of your old air conditioner or furnace may end up saving you a bundle in the long run!
Your Old Unit…. Can Cause Poor Air Quality
The air you breathe inside your home isn’t something that may be on your radar. However, poor indoor air quality can account for adverse health symptoms as well as poor living conditions. An older HVAC system can directly impact your indoor air quality, causing you and your family discomfort.
Seeing a lot more dust around your home lately? Your older system may have a ventilation problem. Feeling like your home is constantly more humid? Your older system may not be working as well to reduce the humidity in your home. Smelling a musty odor that you can’t get rid of? It could be mold or mildew in your old unit.
A newer system will improve your indoor air quality so that you start breathing in fresh, pure air almost immediately.
Your Old Unit…. Doesn’t Work Well
The entire point of an air conditioning system is to keep cool in hot weather. An older HVAC simply cannot keep up with demand as well as newer, more energy efficient models can. Not only do they have to work harder to keep up, they don’t do as good of a job as a new unit will. Newer units have better parts and technology to keep you and your family cool and comfortable all summer long. If you aren’t feeling cool and your system isn’t working well, it is probably time for replacement.
Your Old Unit…. Is Bad For The Planet
Chances are, if you have a system that is more than 10-15 years old, the refrigerant it is using has been phased out due to its harmful effects on the environment. HCFCs found in older units have been found to deplete the ozone layer and are therefore not being used in newer systems.
In addition, newer systems use much less energy and therefore require less of an energy source, lowering the need to burn coal in many parts of the country. Therefore a unit that uses less energy is not only better for your pocketbook, but better for the environment!
Your Old Unit…. Is Too Noisy
Did you know that your heating and cooling system is not supposed to be so loud? Older units tend to make a loud noise when they turn on as well as a strong humming sound when operating. Newer units are built to be much less noisy than their predecessors, leaving your home cool and quiet.
Comfort First For HVAC Replacements
To help you decide on whether or not to replace your old system, turn to the team at Comfort First! We are happy to provide you with a complimentary assessment of your current system as well as a few options for a new unit. You can count on us for expert installation services as well as competitive pricing.
Connect with us today online or at any of our locations for professional service with a smile every time.