Is it time to replace your air conditioner?
Whether you are sick of having to pay for constant HVAC repairs, your air conditioner just isn’t working like it should or it’s old and outdated, when it comes time to replace your air conditioner, you have many options to choose from. In most cases, the more efficient the system is, the bigger the initial investment you’ll have to make. As Chadd’s Ford premier HVAC specialists, at Tri-Elite Advisors, we are often asked if installing an energy efficient air conditioner in your home is worth the cost. We think so. Here are a few of the many reasons why:
#1. Save money on monthly energy bills.
Did you know that heating and cooling accounts for more than 50 percent of energy costs in your average American home? While a high-efficiency system will certainly cost more up-front than a lower efficiency system, it could help you save more on your energy bills every month. The amount of money that you’ll save on your energy bills will depend on a number of factors, including the system you already have, but ENERGY STAR estimates that replacing your old system with a system that is ENERGY STAR qualified will save you more than $115 on an annual basis.
#2. Enjoy higher indoor air quality.
High-efficiency air conditioners come equipped with variable speed motors, and they help to keep the air flow throughout your home consistent. This leads to improved temperature regulation, but it also helps to prevent the growth of mold and remove impurities from the air. High-efficiency air conditioners also have upgraded filtration systems, which also help to keep the air quality in your home high.
#3. Get more years out of your air conditioner.
High-efficiency air conditioners don’t have to work as hard as low-efficiency air conditioners to keep your home cool. And because high-efficiency systems are able to regulate more effectively, they go through fewer on-and-off cycles. All of this means that you’ll have to repair a high-efficiency system less often, and they also have longer operating lives.
#4. Do your part for the environment.
Not only are high-efficiency air conditioning systems better for your comfort and your wallet, they are also better for the environment. Compared to lower efficiency models, high-efficiency systems use roughly a third of the fuel. With a high-efficiency air conditioner, you’ll need fewer natural resources, and you’ll be doing your part to protect the environment.
#5. You’ll be able to feel your air conditioner instead of hearing it.
Older systems are often noisy, sometimes excessively so. Newer, more efficient systems, on the other hand, are made with materials that are designed to absorb sound effectively, ensuring that you’ll enjoy the cool air without all of the noise.
There are so many reasons to choose a high-efficiency air conditioner when it comes time to replace your existing system, and while a high-efficiency system may cost more initially, the benefits far outweigh the costs. At Tri-Elite Advisors, we can help you find the right air conditioner and install it for you. Contact us today to get started.