The typical air conditioner can last anywhere from 15 to 20 years or longer with proper maintenance. However, just because your air conditioner is still running after 20 years doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider an upgrade! Air conditioners have changed over the last 20 years, and even if you faithfully maintain your system every year, it will still show signs of wear and tear with time. You are missing out on the benefits that come from upgrading your air conditioner. These are some of the benefits that a new air conditioner could offer:
- New Technology: If you purchased your air conditioner in the 1980’s, the advancements in air conditioner technology are reason enough to upgrade your system. These changes were designed to improve energy efficiency and comfort while making the system more user friendly. From variable speeds to sky high SEER ratings, new air conditioners have a lot to offer.
- Energy Savings: Even if your air conditioner still had its original SEER rating, it would still be far less efficient than the air conditioners available today. Over time SEER ratings become more and more difficult to maintain due to wear and tear on the system’s components, and many older units would be rated under 10SEER if they were tested. New units can achieve up to 21 SEER, and upgrading to one of these systems will pay for itself in savings over just a few years.
- Improved Comfort: As the coils in your air conditioner age it becomes harder for them to remove heat and humidity from the air. The result is a home that takes much longer to cool than it used to. Upgrading will improve your home comfort and could even solve problems like inadequate cooling from room to room.
Replace the System on Your Own Terms
Most homeowners are forced to replace the air conditioner in an emergency situation. The system breaks down unexpectedly and the serviceman informs the owner that the unit can’t be repaired, only replaced. When you unit is still functioning properly, you have the luxury of being able to take your time when choosing a new system. You can get multiple estimates and budget for the upgrade without sacrificing comfort. When choosing your new system, get a free estimate from Four Seasons. We will help you find the perfect unit for your home, and we will beat any competitors estimate by up to $500! Don’t wait for a breakdown to upgrade and schedule your free estimate today!