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3 Ways an Old Air Conditioning System Can Cost You

Having the same air conditioner for a long time – over 12 years – may seem like a good thing, but the truth is it may be costing you money, even if it still runs ok. Estimates put today’s air conditioners at 60% better efficiency than those from just 10 years ago. In addition, federal laws changed in 2006 to mandate that air conditioners be manufactured with a minimum SEER of 13, up 3 points from the prior minimum of 10. So if you’ve been hesitating with your air conditioning replacement in Fort Walton Beach, FL it may be time to consider whether or not it’s really worth keeping.

Reasons a New AC May Be Better

There are several good reasons to consider replacing your aging air conditioner:

  • Better energy efficiency – as we mentioned above, today’s air conditioners are significantly more energy efficient than older models, and your current AC probably has a SEER lower than 13. When you consider the energy efficiency of today’s models coupled with the fact that you can save an average of 10% with each higher SEER point, you could save significantly on energy costs.
  • Increased comfort – aging ACs can have a hard time keeping up with the cooling load of your home, creating hot and cold spots or failing to achieve the temperature you need. A new system will be better able to provide even cooling and increase your indoor comfort level.
  • Dependability – older air conditioners are more likely to need repair, even when they’ve been maintained. Not only are breakdowns inconvenient, they can cost a lot of money. With a new system, you won’t have to worry about frequent or costly repairs.

Still Have Questions? Call Us

The best way to determine if it’s really time for an air conditioning replacement in your Fort Walton Beach property is to work with a trained expert. Working with a professional from Kool Breeze allows you to take the time to calculate and review how much you’ve really been spending on your aging AC. Call us today and schedule an appointment with one of our experts.

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