Initially, the idea of investing in a new air conditioner may not be all that appealing. After all, it’s a major expense. But did you know that you could stand to gain quite a few benefits by replacing your older equipment with a new, more efficient system? In fact, you could wind up saving money. Take a look:
As your air-conditioning system ages, the likelihood of issues and breakdowns rises. Perhaps you’ve already begun to encounter problems. Investing in a system now means that you can look forward to a cooling season with no repairs. Moreover, if your system is really old, there’s a chance that it could fail altogether, and then you would have to replace it anyway.
You can stay cooler and more comfortable this summer by replacing your old A/C with a new system. New technologies, such as variable-speed air handlers, ensure the right airflow. In addition, your new system will be better able to control humidity.
Improved air quality
When an old air conditioner fails to properly dehumidify a home, mold and mildew can start to grow. A new, efficient air conditioner will keep your home at the right humidification, meaning that the likelihood of mold and mildew will be dramatically reduced, if not eliminated.
Older air conditioning systems use R-22 refrigerant, which has been found to be harmful to the environment. The federal government has required A/C manufacturers tom phase out this refrigerant and begin using agents that have been approved by the EPA, such as R-410A.
Lower utility bills
Because new air conditioners run far more efficiently than older systems, you can expect a drop in your cooling costs. Be sure that your HVAC professional measures your home’s specific cooling needs by doing a load calculation. This will ensure that your system will run as efficiently as possible.
From now until the end of 2013, you can receive a federal tax credit of 10 percent when you purchase an energy-efficient air conditioner.
For more information on replacing your air conditioner, contact the professionals at Gulf Coast Air Systems. We proudly serve residents of Brandon, Riverview, Valrico, Lithia, Plant City, Sun City Center and surrounding areas.