8 Reasons You Should Get a New Air Conditioner
May 31st, 2015 by Brian Starck
It’s summer and that means it is time for air conditioning. Lately there have been some problems with the way your central air system runs. Sometimes, it’s difficult to know when to spend money on another repair and when it’s time to buy a new unit. Here are some reasons to decide that a new unit is what you need.
Reason #1: Old Age
Air conditioners older than 10 years are less efficient than their newer counterparts. They may be costing you more on your utility bills than a new unit would cost over time. An Energy Star-rated unit can save you up to 30% on your cooling costs every year.
Reason #2: Frequent Repairs
If you have had repairs done but the unit still doesn’t work, a new unit may be best. If a technician is telling you that you need costly repairs for it to work, a new unit will give you peace of mind. We guarantee that you won’t be paying for one repair after another.
Reason #3: Air Quality
Older air conditioning units can leave the air in your home feeling damp and dusty and even cause a musty smell. Central air units dehumidify and filter the air as well as cool it. An old unit that isn’t working as it should can have a negative impact on air quality.
Reason #4: Noise
Central air units that make strange noises when they start or shut down are a sign that it’s not working right. A trained technician like those from Thornton Heating Services can help. We will check your system and tell you if you need a minor repair or if the unit is at the end of its life.
Reason #5: High Cooling Bills
Many electric bills compare the current year’s energy usage and last year’s. Is there a spike in your energy usage that isn’t from other factors like more people or new devices? It’s possible that your central air unit is causing your energy bills to rise. This may be due to functioning at a less than optimal level.
Reason #6: Rooms Too Hot or Cold
If there are rooms in your house that are too hot or too cold, your unit may not be working. Duct issues or poor insulation could cause uneven temperatures in the house. The technicians at Thornton Heating Services can help you. We will check your HVAC equipment to find the cause of these problems. We will fix them, whether with a new system, changes to the ductwork, or insulating the ducts or the home itself.
Reason #7: Tax Credits
There are incentives for the installation of EnergyStar rated equipment in your home. This makes it more affordable than ever to replace outdated air conditioning units. Start living in comfort for less money than you might think.
Reason #8: No Programmable Thermostat
If your home is empty during the day, a programmable thermostat can be helpful. Set it to adjust the temperature cooler when you are home and warmer when no one is there. Doing this can save 10-30% on cooling costs each year, depending on how the thermostat is set.
Call Thornton Heating Services for all your cooling needs. We can do a thorough evaluation or replace your unit with a new, energy efficient model.