To begin with, there are huge cost savings simply through the efficiency of a new unit. According to the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, you can save 20-40% on the costs of cooling your home. Before long, these savings will well exceed the cost of your new AC unit, and from there on its all savings. This is all money saved purely from an energy standpoint.
You can even save additional money on taxes through the incentives that are available for running a new energy-efficient system. These tax credits can save you up to 30% on the price of having the new unit installed, so remember that that’s even more money going back into your pocket.
When it comes to repairing the AC unit, almost any new unit that you get is likely to come with a warranty that will cover any necessary repairs for many years to come. This means that if anything bad should happen in the future, you won’t even have to worry about the problem. Somebody will come in and repair it before long, with little to no cost for you.
Going with a new unit is also better for the earth. Older systems use an R-22 refrigerant, which is slowly being phased out by government mandates. This means newer units are more economy friendly and much safer for the environment around you. Even if you don’t care about going green at all, there are still cost savings rolled into this. After factoring in the efficiency and repairs, an older unit is going to cost you much more to run anyways. So considering this, not only is it good for the environment, but it is also good for your wallet.
It’s easy to see that the benefits of replacing an old AC unit will far outweigh the downsides of cost and time that it takes to install. Our team at Comfort Experts has replaced AC units countless times, and we will be sure to take good care of the job for you also. We care a great deal about our customer service, and we’ll do all that we can to help you understand the pros and cons of an AC installation. If you would like more information or to set up an appointment, please feel free to give us a call.