How Much Is Your Old AC Unit Really Costing You?

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If you’re anything like most homeowners, you don’t have to think about your AC unit very often. It keeps your home cold in the hot Texas summers and as long as it does its job, you don’t have to worry about it. But it’s entirely possible that your old unit is actually working against you and your budget. As your AC unit ages, it becomes less efficient, starts breaking down, and may end up costing you more than you know. Here are a few reasons why you may want to consider upgrading your Air Conditioner to an American Standard, high-efficiency unit. 

Increasing Energy Costs 

While purchasing a new unit can be pricey, an old one can cost you in other places. New AC units have made great improvements in terms of energy efficiency over the last decade and these units are not only good for the environment, but they also save you money on your energy bill. With each passing year, your unit becomes more inefficient and during the hot summers, this shows up as high energy bills. With an upgraded unit, you can save on your bill and even apply for financing so you don’t have to buy your unit all at one time. 

Expensive Repairs 

As your unit ages, it requires repairs which can be costly. While it may seem like a big deal to purchase a new unit, an old one can become somewhat of a money pit that not only costs you on energy bills, it also costs you in repairs and doesn’t keep your home comfortable. Over the lifetime of your unit, repair costs begging to add up, and before you know it, they equal the cost of installing a new unit. And when you buy a new unit, you’re covered under the manufacturer’s warranty in the event that something does happen. Reach out to Allied Air Conditioning & Heating today for help choosing your new unit. 

Health Costs 

Possibly the most important reason to replace your old unit is the toll it can take on your health. A good AC unit helps to clean debris, pollen, and pollution out of the air – increasing the air quality within your home. Your old unit likely isn’t doing its job as well anymore which puts you at risk for allergies and respiratory problems. This is magnified if you already have asthma or respiratory problems. If you’re noticing your breathing isn’t quite as good, you’re waking up stuffy, or you haven’t had your AC unit checked out in quite a while, it may be time to consider replacing your old unit. 

How To Decide

There’s a simple rule that can help you determine whether or not to replace your AC unit. It’s called the rule of $5,000 and you simply multiply the age of your unit by the repair cost. If it’s over $5,000 then it makes sense to replace your unit. However, you should always talk to a professional who can help you make the final decision. 

Reach Out To Allied Air Conditioning & Heating Today

Our expert HVAC technicians can inspect your current unit and help you determine what the best solution is for your home and budget. When it comes to HVAC in Texas, our technicians are the best. We service all major brands, show up on time, and we offer 24/7 emergency services. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.