Not sure if you need a new AC unit? Even if your old system isn’t completely dead, there are some benefits to making the switch sooner-than-later. In this blog post, we’re going to outline some of the advantages of upgrading your old air conditioner to a newer model before it goes kaput.
In fact, homeowners who make the switch can expect to see lower energy bills, have greater peace of mind, and breathe cleaner air. But, more on that in a second!
If you’re looking to upgrade to a new AC unit this summer, call us here at Dufrene’s for a free in-home estimate. We’re proud to service Lockport, LaPlace, St. Rose, and surrounding areas here in South Louisiana. Plus, we offer financing on new AC installation.
Here are some of the benefits of upgrading to a new AC unit
#1. Reliable and under warranty
Having your air conditioner break down in the heat of the summer is not an ideal situation. Older AC units are unpredictable and can go out at any time. If you currently have an older system, chances are your unit is out of the manufacturer warranty including any replacement parts or labor coverage. Here’s a guide on how to tell if this is the case.
If that’s the case, you could be responsible for some costly repair bills. A new unit installation not only guarantees high-efficiency and lower costs, but also peace of mind.
#2. Increased energy-efficiency
If lower energy bills are important to you, you might want to think about upgrading to an new high-efficiency air conditioner. Most older AC units use more power to keep your home at a comfortable level.
Newer AC systems that have a SEER value of 17 or 18 rating will add about 40% more cooling efficiency to your system and will definitely lower your home’s energy bills.
#3. Improved indoor air quality
Another huge benefit of upgrading your air conditioner system is the air quality. This fact is mostly overlooked by those considering a new unit, but it can have life-changing effects for you and your family. If one or more of your family members have allergies this could be a game-changer.
With the addition of variable speed motors, new air conditioning systems provide much more efficient air movement throughout the home.
Investing in a new AC unit can help eliminate airborne pollutants such as dust, pollen, and can even prevent mold from infiltrating your home’s air supply. Check out the NIH study on air quality and your health.
Is it time to upgrade?
Adding to a new high-efficiency AC system might seem like a huge upfront expense, but you should keep in mind that you could be putting yourself in a position for significant savings on your monthly energy bills and repair costs moving forward. Plus, Dufrene’s offers financing on new AC units.
Call Dufrene’s Heating & Cooling for a free in-home estimate here in Lockport, St. Rose, and LaPlace, Louisiana.