The Main Factors When Replacing Your A/C.
Have you ever been caught deciding either to replace your AC or not?
We all depend on air conditioners to help improve the air quality and beat the heat in our homes. No matter the type of air conditioning system you have, replacing your air conditioning at some point is still very important.
Six main factors when replacing your A/C;
1. Buying new HVAC system due to high energy efficiency: Most new air conditioners Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) is high, and the higher the efficiency, the better it operates. New A/C are more energy-efficient than the older ones. When replacing or buying an air conditioner, it is essential to consider the energy efficiency of your new unit because it determines how efficient your home is being cooled. Purchasing a new AC due to the high energy efficiency will;
• Give a better performance: with a high-efficiency air conditioner, your home will be consistently cooled throughout every room (as long as there are no leaks).
• It will also improve air quality: High energy efficient AC will enhance your air quality with better and more consistent airflow.
• Lower your energy bills: you don’t have to pay as much on your energy bills because energy-efficient air conditioners use less energy to run.
• Feel more comfort: if you are dealing with an inefficient air conditioner, you know how uncomfortable it is when your AC causes fluctuation in temperature or can’t keep up.
• It also gives a quiet operation: inefficient AC unit can be noisy and distracting! With a new high energy-efficient unit, you will notice much less noise while your AC unit runs.
• A high energy-efficient air conditioning unit is also environmentally friendly.
• It has an extended life span: since the high energy-efficient air conditioner is made to maximize efficiency, they won’t have to work as hard to cool your home older less efficient AC would.
• It also has a precise cooling technology: with a highly efficient air conditioner, you will have more control over the cool air in your home. It will put your mind at ease knowing that the cool air that your A/C produces is making its way into your home instead of being wasted through the system.
• Continuous blower system: rather than the on/off cycle of an older, less efficient system, a high energy efficient AC helps regulate humidity and helps to reduce random burst of cold air. There’s minor wear and tear on the AC unit motors reducing the risk of early breakdowns. 2. Maintenance and servicing: one thing all air conditioner have in common is a need for maintenance, although every air conditioning unit is different. Regular servicing helps maintain an air conditioner more efficient than if you ignore it; if you don’t maintain your AC, it will likely reach that ‘end of life’ point faster. Lower efficiency AC will cost more to run on a day-to-day basis which why it is essential also to consider this factor when replacing your air conditioner.
3. Right size A/C for your space: choosing the right size matters when replacing your air conditioner. Buying a unit that is too big for your room will cool the air and leave it damp and clammy and leave you paying for power and capabilities you may not use often. A too-small unit will have to work overtime to maintain the set temperature of the room, driving up your energy bill. Buying the right size of air conditioner for your space is very important when replacing you’re A/C.
4. Advanced technology: there are new functions such as variable speed, communicating systems, smart thermostats e.t.c that has been included in the system nowadays that makes HVAC system more convenient and energy-efficient ever. These may sound unnecessary, but air conditioners are now built to be more environmentally friendly, user-friendly and cost-effective. So, replacing a new air conditioner might be the best option to consider to benefits from the technology update.
5. Cost of repairs: air conditioning repairs can be inconvenient, but continuous maintenance can be expensive. If you were to choose repairs over replacement, how much would it cost? Consider also if your air conditioner is having major trouble; it might not just need a major repair but multiple ones. These can be as costly as buying another one; if such a case arises, it is time to replace the air conditioner.
6. Heating size, capacity and type: one of the things to be checked before replacing an air conditioner is the heating and cooling capacity. If you are using an old AC, the heating and cooling power may not meet the minimum standards, unlike the new ones. So there might be a need for the replacement of your air conditioner. Benefits of replacing your A/C
• Increased reliability: a new air conditioner will solve reliability issues that affect your comfort and budget.
• Increase the value of your home: when you invest in an energy-efficient air conditioner, you will not only see the benefits in your monthly bills but when it’s time to sell as well. If you ever plan to sell your home, investing in energy-efficient systems can significantly increase the value of your home.
• Gain more control: replacing your air conditioner with an energy-efficient one designed to give you more control, like you can program your thermostat and choose which room to keep cool and adjust from anywhere from your phone.
• Environmentally friendly: replacing your air conditioner with a new one will make your environment friendly.
• Reduced energy consumption: air conditioners would draw in a lot of energy and heavy utility bills because the mechanisms were old and not environmental friendly. Getting a new AC will offer the biggest benefit of energy consumption.
The reasons for replacing your air conditioner may come in different ways. Age, condition, standard, performance expectations and energy efficiency are good factors to consider when deciding to replace your HVAC.