Most homeowners in Buford replace their HVAC equipment because they have to, not because they want to. A new AC installation requires a significant investment, but it delivers immediate rewards. What may initially seem like a setback is actually an opportunity to upgrade your home and your comfort. Here are six ways that upgrading your air conditioner can benefit your family:
1. Enhanced Comfort
Decreased performance is the number one reason why homeowners replace their HVAC equipment. A replacement can solve airflow imbalances, humidity issues and other comfort challenges. These common cooling complaints are often related to mechanical malfunctions and deferred maintenance. The problem could also be caused by improperly sized equipment. At Pruitt Heating & Air, Inc., our AC installation contractors complete precise calculations to ensure that your new system matches your home’s needs and delivers consistent comfort.
2. Lower Energy Bills
If your air conditioner is more than 10 years old, a replacement could lower your cooling bills by 15, 20 or 40 percent. Performance varies depending on the product, but you can expect to save anywhere from $150 to $260 per year for a mid- to high-efficiency variable-speed model that’s certified by Energy Star. In addition to reducing your operating costs, these energy-saving advances may help you qualify for tax credits and utility rebates that minimize your initial investment. If you’re installing a heat pump, the system will lower your heating bills too.
3. Increased Reliability
A new air conditioner can solve reliability issues that affect your comfort, budget and peace of mind. If your ownership costs have been mounting or if you’re tired of worrying about end-of-life equipment letting you down, consider replacing your system. It will provide dependable performance that every homeowner wants. When repair bills approach half the cost of a new system, a replacement is almost always the better option from a financial standpoint. In addition to saving you money in the long run, new air conditioners come with a generous warranty as an added assurance.
4. Energy-Saving Features
One of the best parts about upgrading your air conditioner is that you can take advantage of the latest technology. In the past 10 to 15 years, variable-speed fans and multi-stage compressors have become standard on midrange and top-of-the-line systems. These advances have yielded dramatic increases in efficiency, but they also aid in humidity and allergen control by increasing the air circulation rate. Plus, high-performance systems are compatible with smart thermostats that give you greater control over your comfort and energy bills.
5. Quieter Cooling
Another advantage of newer technology is the lower operating noise. Conventional single-stage air conditioners operate around 70 to 80 decibels, which is about as loud as a vacuum cleaner. Thanks to improved equipment insulation and variable-speed technology, manufacturers have achieved noise levels as low as 55 decibels, which is comparable to a quiet office. Sizing calculations, installation methods and the capacity of your ductwork also affect your air conditioner’s performance. We consider all of these factors to design cooling systems that perform efficiently and quietly.
6. Future Resale Value
From improved comfort to lower energy bills, new air conditioning installations have many immediate benefits, but the best part is that they will continue for the next 12 to 15 years. A new air conditioner can provide over a decade of comfort for you and your family, and it can make your home more appealing to buyers if you plan on selling down the road. Once your new air conditioner is up and running, you won’t have to think about a replacement for a long time.
A new air conditioning installation is an investment in your current and future comfort. When you’re tired of hot and stuffy rooms or rising utility bills, give us a call at 770-450-6001. We’ll discuss your goals and prepare a free estimate for a system that fits your unique needs. You may also learn more about our AC installation services or view our selection of Trane equipment online.