Air Conditioners – Old vs. New
Many homeowners are getting by air conditioners that are more than 10 or even 20 years old. While an AC system that lasts a decade or two is an excellent return on investment, there comes a point when the monthly cost of the old AC is no longer worth it. These machines get less efficient as they age. In addition, there have been many great modern innovations in the HVAC industry.
Air Conditioning Technology Has Evolved
The differences between an AC unit manufactured today and one manufactured just a decade ago are stark. The improvement in energy efficiency alone has been substantial. Even if you had a 10-year-old AC unit that was new in the box, it would cost you a significant amount more each month. Other noteworthy innovations include the following:
- Multi-zone systems
- Multi-stage systems
- Variable motor speeds
- Eco-friendly refrigerant
- Modulating technologies
- Smart thermostat support
Should You Replace Your AC?
Home Heating Service, Inc. specializes in cooling services for residents in Colorado Springs and throughout the surrounding areas. If you want to determine if the time has come to replace your existing AC, we have experts available who can provide all the information you need to make a sound decision.
Should You Invest in Pre-Owned Equipment?
We generally do not recommend pre-owned equipment whether it is old or relatively new. The assurances you get with new AC equipment is usually worth far more than whatever you can save. The exception is perhaps pre-owned equipment that gets quality assurance from the manufacturer.
Learn More About New vs. Old AC Tech
Do you have questions about older air conditioners? Home Heating Service, Inc. would love to help. Not only are we your local cooling experts in Colorado Springs, but we also offer a broad range of services related to heating, water heaters, indoor air quality, and much more. Contact our office today to get the answers you need and to schedule an in-home consultation.