Investments in new air conditioners are crucial. Finding the ideal moment to act might be challenging. While upgrading an old or broken AC system can initially be expensive, you may end up saving money.
It could be time to think about getting new AC equipment if the old one is inefficient or raising your electricity cost. Before you should begin looking for a successor, there is a lot to discover. Here are some things you should know about changing your AC system before you start.
1. The Efficiency Of New Units
SEER ratings, which measure efficiency, are lower for older AC systems. Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio is referred to as SEER. The efficiency of the AC unit increases with the SEER rating. The highest SEER rating of AC units currently on the market is 25. The top of the line was an 18 SEER fifteen years ago, while the minimum was just thirteen.
Your air conditioner might not be operating as effectively as it could be if it is outdated. To produce cool air, an older system with a lower rating needs more electricity. Your monthly energy costs will increase as more power is used.
When it comes to your new AC unit, size also counts. A load calculation, the industry standard for calculating what size (tonnage) equipment your home needs, should be carried out by a qualified and experienced HVAC Advisor. Ineffective temperature management will also result from HVAC equipment that is either undersized or oversized. Your Advisor should also check the air ducts in your system to make sure they are in good operating order and are well-designed for the best air movement.
2. The Need For Repairs Is Decreased By New Units
Your air conditioning system can operate efficiently for many years with regular maintenance. However, older systems often require more maintenance and care than modern ones.
You may do a few things, such as adhering to an appropriate maintenance schedule, to lengthen the longevity of your AC unit. However, AC units will deteriorate even with proper maintenance. Your need for a newer, more efficient model may be indicated if you’re continually phoning to arrange AC repairs or if your electricity costs are higher than usual.
Your home’s HVAC should function smoothly and efficiently for years if you buy a new air conditioning system, with routine bi-annual maintenance.
3. Newer Systems Could Include Incentives
When you upgrade to a new HVAC system, you can be eligible for rebates and/or incentives for an increased return on your investment. A more energy-efficient system can save you a ton of money, albeit there are requirements to qualify for some of the incentives.
Depending on the SEER rating of the equipment chosen, utility and manufacturer rebates as well as other reductions may offer some sizable savings.
A New AC System’s Additional Benefits
Here are some extra advantages that an upgrade can give you in case you are still debating purchasing a new AC system:
- Improved airflow throughout your home or place of business and increased energy efficiency.
- Compared to older, noisier AC units, there is less noise.
- Modern thermostats that may frequently even be networked with your smartphone can regulate them.
- When used in conjunction with an air filtration and purification system, they can help remove potentially dangerous air particles and odors from the air that you breathe and enhance your home’s overall IAQ (Indoor Air Quality).
Changing Your AC System
We advise consulting with a qualified Comfort Advisor when thinking about replacing your outdated air conditioning system. You can invest in a new AC system that can reduce your monthly utility costs and energy costs with the correct advice and assistance.
You can receive guidance from local HVAC professionals while you choose and buy a new HVAC system. To keep your new system operating as cost-effectively and efficiently as possible, they should be able to provide you a service maintenance plan as well.