As your home’s air conditioner gets older, it starts to cost you more money. First, it’s less efficient than it was when it was new, so you’ll see rising energy bills—especially relative to what your neighbors are paying for the same cooling. Second, older air conditioners are more likely to break down, which means you have to pay for repairs. If you’re experiencing either of these scenarios, this summer might be the one where you should upgrade your AC. We’ll explain more in this new article.
Why should you upgrade your AC this summer?
#1. You want lower energy bills
Old AC units can be very expensive. Even if the unit was efficient when you had it installed, over time it can lose that efficiency due to leaks or other problems. The advancements in HVAC technology has resulted in air conditioners that require much less electricity to cool your home. This means that a new unit can cool a lot faster for a lot less money.
#2. You want increased efficiency
If you replace your current AC unit, you could use 30 to 50% less energy. This smaller energy footprint is very important to many people who understand that more power usage equates to more carbon emissions. Protecting the environment often means making small changes, as this is one that will benefit both you and Mother Earth. You’ll feel good knowing that you’re doing your part to improve the environment for future generations.
Beyond that, lower energy use means lower energy bills for you and your family for many summers to come. Those savings can really add up, which might help convince you to make the switch from your older, less-efficient air conditioner.
#3. You are tired of endless repairs
An older air conditioner is more likely to break down than a new one. As cooling systems age, more and more can start to go wrong—especially without regular maintenance from the certified, experienced techs here at Southern Air. Parts don’t work quite as well as they once did and there’s the possibility of metal fatigue or corrosion. All of this adds up to more frequent breakdowns in the summer, which are not only stressful but also potentially expensive, especially when considered cumulatively.
#4. You want to increase your property value
Whether or not you’re considering selling your home, a new AC unit can increase your home’s value by up to 12%, according to the National Association of Realtors. When compared to homes similar to yours with old units, sellers are more likely to purchase your home with a brand-new AC system. While an upgrade may seem like a big investment right now, it can pay off big time in the future.
Call Southern Air for a free in-home estimate
At Southern Air, we offer free in-home estimates on new Carrier and Trane systems here in McComb and the surrounding communities of southwest Mississippi. If you’re ready to make the switch to a new cooling system this summer, call us and talk to us about upgrading your AC this summer.