While many homeowners just keep using their old A/C until it literally falls apart, there are a number of reasons why an air conditioner replacement makes good sense. They include:
Lower utility bills. Replacing your old unit with an energy-efficient system will result in lower energy bills, and those saving will accumulate over time. New systems will use less energy and often save hundreds of dollars per year.
Convenience. Purchasing a new system means avoiding unexpected breakdowns and other issues that cost money and time, not to mention stress.
Comfort. A new system means increased home comfort, including reduced humidity, constant air flow, and even temperatures.
Better air quality. Air conditioner replacement results in improved air quality. The continuous low-speed operation featured in newer cooling systems results in better humidity control (with less chance for mold and mildew to flourish) and improved air filtration.
Environmentally-friendly. New systems use less energy, meaning a smaller carbon footprint. They also use a newer refrigerant formula that’s not considered ozone-depleting.
Energy tax credits. A federal tax credit is available for qualified high-efficiency A/Cs and heat pumps. The $300 credit is available for eligible units purchased in 2012 or 2013.
Warranty. With a new A/C or heat pump, you’ll likely enjoy the security of an extended warranty.
For more expert advice on air conditioner replacement and other issues relating to home comfort, please contact us at Paschal Heat, Air, Geothermal & Generators. We have proudly served northwest Arkansas for more than 40 years.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Northwest Arkansas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about air conditioner replacement and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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