As the temperatures begin rising outside, many people are starting to turn on their air conditioning units for reprieve. After a winter of not using an air conditioner, sometimes when it is turned back on there are problems that weren’t there before. It can be especially frustrating when the weather is warm enough that opening a window just doesn’t do the trick anymore.
NY NJ A/C Connection Helps You Decide Whether to Repair Your Existing Unit or Replace it
How Old is Your Air Conditioner Unit?
If your air conditioning unit is 10 years or older, it may be time to replace it. Air conditioning systems have come a long way in the last decade. Even though most people expect a unit to last for about 15 years, if the unit is over 10 it may be more cost effective to replace the system. Air conditioning manufacturers now use a new kind of refrigerant that isn’t an ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbon. This means, a new unit can use less than half the amount of energy your old one used all the while keeping your house far more comfortable and cool in the process!
Are You Looking at Expensive & Frequent Air Conditioning Unit Repairs?
Are you calling NY NJ A/C Connection frequently for repairs on your unit? Does it seem like something is constantly breaking on your system? If your unit is needing to be repaired a lot, you may want to weigh the cost of replacing rather than fixing. Especially if you have to have repairs done to the unit now. If the cost of the repair can cover a large portion of a new unit, it might be a good idea to replace it. The cost of fixing an older unit can really add up. Avoid the hassle and consider a new system.
Indoor Air Comfort
Does it seem like your unit is running constantly and the air still feels warm in your home? This may be a sign that your system is getting old and needing to be replaced. If the unit feels like it isn’t getting the job done, it could mean the unit is not the right size for the space it’s trying to cool. You don’t want to pay for a unit that isn’t efficiently cooling your home. It may be time to look into a unit that will!
Air Conditioner Efficiency Comparison
What is the Efficiency of Your Current System? Every unit has a SEER number or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. 10 SEER used to be the standard on most units. Now the minimum allowed by federal law is 13 SEER. The higher the SEER, the more energy efficient your unit will be. Just by switching from 10 SEER to 13 SEER your unit will use 30% less energy which equates to 30% lower cooling bills. You can double your energy savings by jumping up to a 16 SEER unit. There may be some local and federal tax incentives to using the 16 SEER unit as well. NY NJ A/C Connection can help you run numbers and see which unit would make the most sense for you.
NY NJ A/C Connection Offers Full Service Air Conditioning Services in Manhattan, New York
Call NY NJ A/C Connection today and they can help you assess your unit. They will walk you through the different options available to help you be as comfortable as possible this summer.