Summer is here and is sure to take a toll on you air conditioner. Those who fear a complete shutdown or insane repair bills will want to consider getting a new unit. Below, we will allay your fears by showing you what happens why you replace your AC.
#1: The Benefits of Replacing Your Air Conditioner
According to the Department of Energy, modern air conditioners use 30% to 50% less electricity to produce the same amount of cool air as those made years ago. Even a ten year old air conditioner can be 20% to 40% less efficient than a newer, more efficient model. When you factor in your energy bill savings over the years, the cost of a new AC gets far less.
#2: Steps to a New AC
Below we list step by step what happens when you replace your air conditioner:
- Determination – Have a trusted expert explain the pro’s and con’s of replacing an air conditioner with repairing your current one.
- Selection – Once you have confirmed you would like a new air conditioner, you must select a make, model, etc that is right for your property. We recommend considering a Lennox system for their durability and effectiveness.
- Estimation – It is not enough to simply choose a unit. Your property has unique needs and configuration which will factor into the installation process. Be sure to get an estimate with all the details to avoid any surprises.
- Installation – Now that you have decided on a unit, installer, and price, the actual installation will begin. Your professional should tell you what to expect including what areas of the property they will need access to, possible loss of power, and more.
- Instruction – Once your new AC has been installed, your tech should walk you through the process of ownership from operating the thermostat to DIY maintenance.
- Warranty – Be sure you know the warranty on your new air conditioner should the worst happen. Use only accredited techs to perform any maintenance or repair tasks, as doing other wise can void your warranty.
#3: Better Performance
Your new air conditioner should perform better and for less energy than your old unit. You should calculate what you spend each month in power bills on your air conditioning for comparison. An easy way to estimate is to take a power bill during months when it is not in use or hardly in use at all. Do not use winter months for your calculation as heater use can throw off your calculations.
Replace Your AC Atlanta
If you live in the Atlanta area and have questions on what it takes to replace your AC for your home or business, contact us to get a free, professional estimate. We can also help select, install, repair, and maintain most major makes and models.