One major upside to the high cost of central air conditioners is that most of them are very durable. With proper maintenance and installation, most air conditioners last at least ten years. But after this point, it might be a good idea to seek out a replacement, even if your older system is still operating, and here’s why.
No matter how often you receive service for your air conditioner, the parts will suffer some damage eventually, and the whole system will be unable to cool your home quickly enough for optimal comfort. A new system with new parts designed to work together should perform a whole lot better.
A worn-down air conditioner will generally attempt to take in more electricity than it needs. But new air conditioners are designed to be efficient—even more efficient than your older AC was when it was new. Advancements in technology have led to developments in air conditioning systems which now have SEERs (seasonal energy efficiency ratio—the rating system for air conditioners) of 16 and higher.
Your new air conditioner may have additional comfort features that your older system did not. For example, you can purchase a Trane XL Comfort System with variable speed settings, so you can use less power with a lower fan setting while still keeping your home cool.
Deal with Replacement on Your Own Schedule
An air conditioner that is ten years old or older may break down at any time. This would present quite an inconvenience, which is why it’s such a good idea to schedule air conditioning replacement ahead of time according to your own schedule instead. This gives you plenty of time to find an efficient unit rather than settling on a system just so that it can be installed quickly.
For all your air conditioning needs, call the experts – Air Conditioning Experts, Inc. We install and service air conditioners in the Buckhead area, including Trane XL Comfort Systems.