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The Benefits Of Replacing An Old Air Conditioner
One of the main benefits of buying a new air conditioner is saving money on your energy bill. This is because the harder your air conditioner has to work to cool a room, the more energy it will use. And since an air conditioners capacity to cool lessens over time, an older air conditioner uses more energy than a new air conditioner would to cool the same room.
In fact, if your air conditioner is 8 to 10 years old, it could use twice the amount of electricity a basic new model would use to cool a room.
Increase Energy Efficiency
In the past 10 years, there has been up to a 30% increase in the energy efficiency of air conditioners. Considering that air conditioners last an average of 10 to 15 years, it is likely that there there are new air conditioners available that are much more energy efficient than your current unit.
Additionally, many new air conditioners are designed to alert the owner when there is a problem that is causing the air conditioner to run inefficiently. This means that problems can be identified and repaired as soon as they occur, rather than having to wait to receive an inflated energy bill before you know that there is a problem.
This also means that any small issues can be identified and repaired as soon as they occur, preventing further damage that could lead to a system breakdown, and even having to replace the unit.
Improve Air Quality
Another benefit of buying a replacing an old air conditioner is improving air quality. An old air conditioner with a dirty filter can cause dust, dirt, and allergens to be circulated into your home, reducing air quality.
Conversely, a new air conditioner with a clean filter will filter outside air to remove insects, dirt, dust, and allergens that can be potentially harmful. Additionally, newer air conditioner models are designed to manage humidity and temperature more efficiently than older models, which can prevent the growth of mold and mildew.
Less Repairs Required
Replacing your old air conditioner also means that you will likely be spending a lot less money on repairs. This is because older air conditioners will require more repairs than new units due to the wear and tear on the internal components of a unit. Spending money to constantly repair an old air conditioner can end up costing you more than simply replacing it with a new, more efficient system.
Additionally, if your air conditioner is over 7 years old, it can be much harder to locate the correct replacement parts. This means that you may have to have parts of your air conditioner replaced with generic components, or pay extra to have the correct parts located and shipped.
Conversely, a new air conditioner should not require repairs for some time after it is installed. And even if your new air conditioner does require repairs, it is likely to be covered in the manufacturer’s warranty, and can therefore be repaired at no cost to you.
Another benefit of purchasing a new air conditioner is that it comes with a new warranty. This means that as long as the air conditioner was installed and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines, any issues that may arise can be repaired for free.
Choose Advanced Climate Solutions
If you’re looking to replace an old air conditioner call Advanced Climate Solutions. Our team of highly trained technicians specialise in air conditioner installations, replacements, repairs, and servicing. Call us today on 0403 254 272 for all of your air conditioning needs.