Why Would Anyone EVER Replace a Working Heating and Cooling System?
We’ve all heard, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Though it contains a certain amount of homespun charm, there are “fixes” that don’t have anything to do with being broken. They’re called upgrades and improvements.
You don’t wait for termites to eat through your bedroom wall to get your home treated. And you don’t need to wait for your cooling system to have a catastrophic failure to shop for a replacement. Why?
First, if it’s over 8 years old, it is an energy hog. Second, air conditioners always go out at the worst time possible, so be sure to schedule a checkup before the summer swings into full gear. Even if you don’t need to buy a new unit, you’ll be comfortable during the hot months knowing your unit isn’t about to die.
If you do need to replace your unit, consider this fancy acronym: the SEER rating, which stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. The higher this number, the more energy efficient the unit is which means the more money you will save on energy bills. Try a unit with a 16 – 23 SEER rating. These units have a higher cost, but will save you much more in the long run.
Give us a call and we’ll come out to determine if your old system is costing you more money than you could save with a new, higher SEER unit.