When you’re getting tired of calling for repairs and paying high electric bills each month on your air conditioner, it’s time to start thinking about installing a new one. Typically, the ten year point marks a milestone where your old air conditioner, while it could live on with repairs, is likely to start costing you more money year after year in maintenance and monthly utility bills. If you’re thinking of air conditioning installation in Bunker Hill Village, TX, this guide will give you some of the best benefits to choosing one of today’s models. Since 1998 Northwind Air Conditioning, Heating & Mechanical Services has been helping local families with their AC and heating needs. We’d love to earn your business today.
Expect to start saving big on energy costs. Technology in AC systems continues to progress with more efficient models coming onto the market at great prices each year. Newer models have a government mandated higher SEER rating than older models, meaning they use less energy and cost less to run. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. For us Texans, any new split air conditioner must have a SEER rating of 14 SEER or higher as of January 2015 by law. The good news with a higher SEER rating is, just a difference in 3 SEER from your older model could save you as much as 30% or $400 dollars per year depending on your energy costs. Take a look at your annual energy spending and a SEER savings chart or calculator to get a closer estimate of your annual savings!
With a newer AC, you make a lifestyle choice to put worry aside. A newer model won’t have the years of wear and tear that cause an older unit to run less reliably and have breakdowns. You’ll also receive two warranties with your new model protecting you from any unexpected issues early on. Register your AC for a manufacturer’s warranty on the air conditioner. Your contractor who installs your AC should provide a labor warranty on installation.
Since the EPA is phasing out Freon, also called R-22 or HCFC-22 over the next five years, people with older air conditioners are going to be paying high prices for recharges on coolant. As a model ages, coolant leaks become more common. Finding and properly sealing them can be costly. Whether they are sealed or left open, after this happens, the AC unit will need a coolant recharge to continue cooling the home. Expect the prices to rise over the next five years as the supply for freon dwindles. Newer ACs use a more environmentally friendly coolant that isn’t subject to these rising costs!
When you’re ready to make the investment in comfort and reliability from a new air conditioner, Northwind Air Conditioning, Heating & Mechanical Services has the experience and commitment to quality you need, give us a call today for air conditioning installation in Bunker Hill Village, TX at 713-683-9474.