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The Real Cost Of An Old Air Conditioning Unit

March 17th, 2022 by cverdone

Air Conditioning Unit Costs

It’s easy to take an air conditioning unit for granted. As long as it’s still working, what’s the big deal, right? In fact, many people wait until an old system gives out before calling an HVAC professional. But an old AC unit can be costing you more money than you may realize. It can affect your home – and you – in other ways. Take a moment to learn more about the real cost of an old air conditioning unit.

An Older Air Conditioning System = Rising Utility Bills

Back in the ’70 and ’80s, laws made air conditioning manufacturers improve efficiency. Even today, manufacturers must make more efficient cooling systems. This is one of the reasons why newer cooling systems are much more efficient than ones from even a decade or so ago. Newer features like programmable thermostats further help boost the efficiency. It can also improve energy savings potential with a newer air conditioner.

So, how much can you save on your utility bills by replacing an older AC unit? It’s possible to cut your utility bills in half with a modern, efficient cooling system. How’s that for savings?

Older AC Units and Costly (and Frequent) Repairs

It’s not much of a shock to find out that an older air conditioning unit is going to need more frequent repairs. Those repairs also have a tendency to be more involved and costly. You may assume you’re actually saving money by repairing an aging cooling system, but this is not the case.

Plus, if you’re spending more money on AC repairs more often, how much money are you saving in the long run? In reality, what you’re spending on those repairs could cover most of the cost for a new cooling system.

What’s more, an updated air conditioner is less likely to need frequent and costly repairs. This further increases the savings potential. In fact, the savings in repair costs alone can more than justify the investment in a new cooling system.

The ‘Health Cost’ of an Older Air Conditioning Unit

An older air conditioning unit could be making you sick. If a cooling system can no longer circulate air or filter out debris, you may notice an uptick in health issues. A non-functioning cooling system can also lead to:

  • Allergy issues
  • Respiratory infections
  • An increased susceptibility to seasonal illnesses like the cold and flu

Call Us Today

Is your old air conditioning unit eating cash and not keeping your home as cool and comfy as it used to? The HVAC professionals from Thornton Heating Services are here to help! We’ll check out your AC unit and let you know if replacement is worth considering.

If you have a newer air conditioning system, we can help you out with regular maintenance. Contact us today to discuss a cooling system upgrade.