In today’s economy many people believe in stretching the useful life out of everything around the house. A home’s air conditioner can be a large investment but sometimes replacing an old system just makes sense. The EPA recommends you investigate replacement of your air conditioning system if it is older than 10 years old. The EPA recommends such action because they understand a new more efficient air conditioning system will reduce energy use. If saving the planet isn’t your motivation than sometimes it’s plain old dollars and cents. If you upgraded from an old 10 SEER AC system to a new 21-SEER system, you could save up to 56% on your cooling costs. That is a huge savings and makes the upfront investment worth it! In addition here are a few other things to consider when examining the condition of your air conditioner:
- Your air conditioning requires repairs – when considering the cost to operate your system you should include any expensive repairs
- Your AC system is loud—new, variable speed systems operate more quietly allowing you to enjoy your home in peace and quiet.
- Your air conditioning systems comfort – if your home is not as comfortable as you would like during the summer months, your AC may be up to the challenge anymore.