If you haven’t noticed, the day’s light is getting longer and the birds have started singing. That means that spring is on the horizon, and very soon, you will be switching your heating to cool. If you put your air conditioner away for the fall without having it serviced, calling someone for regular maintenance is critical. And if your unit is nearing the end of its lifespan, then you might want to have an HVAC repair company evaluate to see if it is time to upgrade and replace it. There are five main reasons that investing in a new air conditioner might actually save you money.
1. If it Isn’t Working Optimally; it is Costing you Money
If your air conditioning isn’t working properly, it is taking more energy to run. That converts to more money per month on your air conditioning bill. As anyone who lives in South Carolina knows, it is common for your air conditioning to run around the clock. And if it isn’t working the way it should, that could mean that it is requiring more energy. Replacing an air conditioner that isn’t working in top shape will end up saving you money in the long run!
2. New Energy Efficient Units Can Save you Considerably
If your air conditioner is nearing the end of its lifespan, then you probably bought it quite a while ago. Over the past decades, air conditioning technology has come a long way in energy efficiency. So although it might cost you money to replace your old air conditioning unit with a new one, over time, the energy costs you will save will well pay for the cost of a newly installed, more efficient, unit.
3. Repairs are Expensive and Sometimes Just a Bandaid
Repairing an air conditioning unit can be very expensive. Sometimes it makes more sense to just replace it, then to repair it. If your air conditioner is more than 7 years old, the chances are good you will have to replace it soon anyway. It makes more sense to upgrade now than to put a bandaid on it by paying to repair a unit that is probably outdated and won’t be around for much longer.
4. If it Can't Keep Up, you are Paying Unnecessarily
If you have recently done renovations to your house, or just notice that your air conditioning unit isn’t able to keep pace with demand, then now might be a time to upgrade. It doesn’t make sense to run an ineffective unit around the clock, especially when it isn’t doing the job it should. It makes more sense to upgrade to things more tepid. You don’t want to spend the entire summer paying high energy bills only to be warm and uncomfortable. Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet for long-term savings and comfortability.
5. If you Wait for an Emergency Install; it Will Cost More!
If you don’t replace your unit now while you have a chance, then there is a good chance that you will have to pay for a costly emergency install. Not only will that put you at the mercy of buying quickly; it will negate your ability to take your time, compare units, and make a sound decision about what air conditioner is right for you. If you preemptively replace it now, then you can take your time, find the right unit, and not be rushed into a decision by necessity.
Installing a new air conditioner is an investment for sure. But if you don’t install it preemptively, that will cost you even more. At Carney & Son, we have been a leading HVAC Repair & Replacement Company in Greater Charleston for decades, and we offer the very best technology in the industry. And we also seek to find the best energy-efficient unit to fit your budget. Contact us today for a free evaluation to replace your air conditioner with one that will ultimately save you money.