If your air conditioner is between 10 and 15 years old, it is time to consider a new air conditioner with energy-efficient features that result in long term energy savings for your home. Older air conditioners not only require more repairs and maintenance, but they can cause additional problems in your home.
When is it Time to Upgrade Your A/C Equipment?
If your air conditioning system is not cooling as well as it used to, it’s probably giving you signals. Older air conditioners can be up to 30 percent less efficient than newer models resulting in inefficient cooling throughout your home. A general checklist to help evaluate your equipment:
- Some rooms in the house stay too hot or too cold
- The house is always dusty
- The air conditioner needs constant repairs
- Your cooling bills are going up
By upgrading to a new more efficient air conditioner, the air in your home will be cleaner and rooms will be evenly cooled. Your air conditioner will require less repair and maintenance service. The energy-efficient features will conserve energy, protect the environment from harmful gases, and save you money over the lifetime of the air conditioner. On Time Home Services Heating & Air Conditioning of Temecula can help you determine the right size and type of new air conditioner for your home. There are many options and price points to choose from.
What to Look For in a New Air Conditioner
Look for high-efficiency models when buying a new unit. Central air conditioners are rated according to a seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER). In 2006, the U.S. Department of Energy imposed operating standards on all air conditioners. They must have a SEER rating of 13 or higher, which is 30% more efficient than older models. Energy Star air conditioners have a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating of 14.5 or higher. They represent the most efficient air conditioner in their class with the most energy savings.
Because of many features that help to conserve energy use, there are various tax credits available to homeowners who purchase new energy-efficient and Energy Star air conditioner systems and air conditioner installation. This is another good reason to purchase a new air conditioning system through a Temecula air conditioner company.
On Time Home Services Heating & Air Conditioning of Temecula can assist you with the purchase of a new air conditioning system and air conditioner installation. We provide expert repair, maintenance and installation services for the Temecula area. For more information, give us a call at (949) 649-8777