If there’s an exception to the old “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” rule, it has to do with air conditioners. The EPA recommends you consider replacement of your air conditioner if it’s over 10 years old.1 If you want to get on board with doing the right thing for the planet and your pocketbook it makes sense because newer ACs are just that much more efficient than they used to be. For example, if you were to replace an old air conditioner with a 10-SEER rating with a new 21-SEER unit and proper indoor coil, you could save up to 56% on your cooling costs. Of course, there are other reasons why you might feel the need to pull the plug on your current unit right now:
- You need frequent air conditioner repairs and your energy bills are going up—your cooling equipment may have become less efficient.
- Your cooling system is noisy—newer, variable-speed and even 2-stage systems tend to operate quieter.
- Take the EPA’s home assessment test and your Home Energy Yardstick score is below five—your home energy use is above average and you’re probably paying more than you need to on energy bills.
Whether you decide to upgrade or repair, Efficiency Heating and Cooling can help. We will give you tips, insights, advice and recommendations that take the guesswork and hassle out of purchasing and installing the perfect new system for your home or help you get the most from the system you already have in place, both in terms of comfort and cost.