Most people wait to replace their air conditioning unit until it completely gives out. This is completely understandable, as purchasing a new air conditioner is a big investment. However, there are many great reasons to replace your old system with a newer one. Especially because, as we’re all aware, the blistering Texas heat here in New Braunfels makes it nearly impossible to live without a fully functional air conditioning system. While we at Legacy Heating and Air Conditioning Services are here to help you repair your AC unit, we also want to share with you the benefits of replacing your older AC unit. Please continue reading below to learn about all the amazing advantages of investing in a newer, reliable, high-efficiency air conditioning system for your home.
Probably the most obvious reason for replacing your older model air conditioner is efficiency. Older models are simply not as efficient as new units. By replacing your old air conditioner with a more efficient system, you will see significant improvements in the overall comfort of your home. What could be better than having consistently comfortable temperatures and air quality in every room of your home, day and night, year-round? The answer—enjoying all of these benefits while using an efficient amount of energy that not only saves you money, but also saves on energy and protects the environment. Newer air conditioners typically use 30 percent less energy than models made 15-20 years ago.
Along with energy efficiency comes financial efficiency. Purchasing a new, more efficient air conditioner can dramatically reduce your monthly bills by decreasing energy costs, thus adding more money into your pocket that can be put towards other monthly expenses, home improvements, savings, and more. While it may seem that spending money on a high-quality air conditioner, the investment is worth it and will even save you on repairs in the long run. Additionally, the federal government offers tax incentives for energy efficient AC systems.
The age of your AC unit can present another reason to replace it. Air conditioner technology and efficiency has improved by leaps and bounds in the last 20 years, but especially in the last decade. Along with being much more energy efficient and cost-effective, new AC units are much quieter, with more options, settings, and functions that greatly improve the overall comfort within the home. From reductions in humidity to programmable thermostats, there are so many reasons to take advantage of newer, high-efficiency systems. As the old saying goes, “Out with the old, in with the new!”
Cut Down on Frequent Repairs
Investing in a new air conditioner cuts down on frequent repairs. At Legacy Heating & Air Conditioning Services, we stand by our 5000 Rule—using a little math to determine what you spend in repairs, take a repair cost and multiply it by the age of your unit; if it’s over $5,000, it’s time to upgrade to a newer unit. Rather than spending money on frequent repairs, you could save money in the long run by investing in a new, more reliable system that will last you another 15-20 years.
Call Us Today
While we at Legacy Heating & Air Conditioning in New Braunfels are always here to help our customers repair their air conditioners, we will also always be honest with you about when it’s time to upgrade and replace for the simple fact that we want our customers to have the most efficient air conditioning system which also fits their lifestyle and budget. If you think it’ might be time to replace your air conditioner and would like a free estimate, please contact our air conditioning experts today!