How do you know when it’s time to replace your AC unit? Well, if your air conditioner has broken down, then it’s pretty clear. But sometimes it’s not so obvious. If your unit is old, it’s probably struggling to maintain your preferred climate. It’s working too hard, burning itself out – and costing you too much in the process.
If you’ve noticed that it’s getting harder to keep your home cool, or that your utility bills have gone up, it’s time to replace your unit with a new, more energy-efficient one.
Most air conditioners and heat pumps can last about a decade, and furnaces may last a few years longer. But technology changes quickly, and even if your old air conditioner is still working, it’s costing you more money than necessary. Think you can save money by repairing rather than replacing your older unit? That’s just not true. You can save significantly more money by replacing aging units altogether, before they completely break down.
For example, new standards for air conditioners mean that they use less than half the electricity than older ones, while using more environmentally-friendly refrigerants. One of the current standards for energy efficiency is the SEER, or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. This number measures the amount of energy necessary for a specific cooling output. Before 2006, 10 SEER was the norm, but now, the minimum allowed by federal law is 13 SEER. That means 30% less energy use and 30% lower costs than with units just a few years older.
Hays can have your old, wasteful unit replaced quickly. Our staff of HVAC experts will be there when it’s convenient to you. We will assess your needs and recommend a unit to fit. Our Durham air conditioning installation service is fast, professional, and personal. We will discuss your options, and show you how much you can save with the appropriate new AC system. We will discuss upkeep, like changing the filters often, and sealing all ductwork tightly. Our maintenance contracts are a simple and easy way to ensure that your new unit will always be working at its best.
We will listen to your questions and concerns, and make sure that you are totally satisfied.
Our reputation is built on the trust and satisfaction of our customers. We always stand behind our work, and we guarantee our installations.