Summertime is upon us, which means you’re going to be spending more money on seasonal activities. From day trips to the amusement park and the beach to that two-week vacation on your itinerary, money is just flying out of your pocket.
Now’s not really the time to spend more cash on a new air conditioner replacement, right? Actually, you’d be surprised. While yes, you are investing a lot of money into your new AC unit in the short-term, in the long-term, most of that cash will come back to you. Here’s how.
Older AC Units Need More Energy to Run
The more your air conditioner chugs and groans when cooling your house, the harder it’s working. The more energy it uses = more money you’re going to spend on your monthly bills. You’ll need your air conditioner most often in the summer, (especially living in Arizona) which is also when you’re paying more for other activities. In short, your wallet could be pretty drained by the time September rolls around if you keep your old AC unit for another year.
They’re Not Energy-Efficient
All that energy your air conditioner sucks up to run is not good for the environment, either. Newer AC units are much more energy-efficient. They tend to run more quietly and thus require less energy. They may have an Energy Star seal so you know you’re doing your best for the environment every time you turn on your AC this summer.
You Have to Stay on Top of an AC Maintenance Schedule
Older AC units absolutely must receive regular maintenance by a professional. This may be every few months or even more often. Each time a technician comes out to check on your air conditioner, you have to pay for it. With a newer air conditioner, a technician will only have to do maintenance once or twice a year.
Breakages Are More Common
Even though you’re making sure your AC is maintained, there’s still a good chance it could break. That’s almost inevitable the older your air conditioner gets. HVAC units are not meant to stick around forever; if yours is bordering on 15 years old, it’s time to put it out to pasture. Otherwise, it’s just going to keep breaking.
Ready for a New AC Unit?
If you’re in the Tucson or Phoenix areas and you want to take the plunge and get a new AC unit this summer, choose Western States Home Services. We’re a heating/cooling company that will take care of installing your new air conditioner. With our 24/7 emergency service, if you ever need extra help, you can count on us. Give us a call today or visit us online!Tags: AC Replacement, AC Unit, Maintenance