Replacing an air conditioning unit may seem costly, but Southern Comfort Mechanical can make a new system very cost-effective! Older units draw considerably more electricity to operate than do the new, energy-efficient models. In addition to being more expensive to operate, older units may leak their R-22 coolant, which scientists have determined to be hazardous to the ozone layer.
Since older units are less efficient, they may not cool your house adequately, thereby necessitating the use of additional cooling devices, such as fans, window air conditioners and the like. Obviously, this also increases your monthly electric bill but probably doesn’t cool you as well as a new system would.
Newer air conditioning units are also more efficient at removing moisture and particulates from the air, which can reduce allergy triggers for those who suffer from allergies. Additionally, newer air conditioning systems can accommodate super-fine filters that remove additional allergens from the air. For those who suffer from allergies, this factor alone can justify a new system!
So how do you know when it’s time to replace your air conditioning system? The following list may help you determine if your system needs to be replaced:
- Your existing unit runs longer than it used to in order to cool to the same temperature.
- Your current unit is noisier than it used to be.
- Some areas of your house don’t seem to cool down.
- Your unit is 10 years old or older.
- Your unit needs more frequent servicing.
- You notice corrosion.
- Your electric bills skyrocket when you use the air conditioner.
If any of these sound familiar, it’s time to consider investing in a new air conditioning system. In addition to lowered utility bills, you can profit from the many energy credits and rebates that are available to help homeowners replace their old units with energy-efficient models. As well, tax credits are often available that will help offset the purchase price. With all the incentives and credits available, you might surpass your break-even point during the first year of use!
So if you live in the Flower Mound area, Southern Comfort Mechanical is the premier provider of AC repair and air conditioning installation in Flower Mound. You can do no better than to call us for all of your air conditioning needs, whether you need a new installation or service for your existing system. So call us today at 972-420-1700 for all your air conditioning needs!