Some Benefits Of Replacing Your Old AC System

If you have an old air conditioning system that requires substantial maintenance and repairs, then it may be time to upgrade to a new one. And, while one of the main advantages to his upgrade is to save yourself some cash, there are some other surprising benefits as well. Keep reading to learn what they are. 

Environmentally Friendly

The new central AC units are often quite a bit more energy efficient than the older varieties. In some cases, you may be saving as much as 40% on your energy bill by switching to a newer system. And, this can work out to a $50 or more savings each month, depending on how cool you like to keep your home, and the savings are environmentally friendly.

Energy savings and the reduction in your electrical consumption is not the only aspect of the new AC unit that is environmentally friendly. The change in the actual refrigerant is likely to offer assistance as well. Namely, the coolant that was most often used within the last 20 to 30 years is called R-22. And, this material contributes to the disintegration of the ozone layer.

R-22 is being phased out of use, and you can help to reduce your negative effect on the environment by discontinuing its use as soon as possible. 

There are a variety of new types of refrigerants that are safe for the environment, so ask your HVAC professional about R-410 or R-32 and other options that are available. Keep in mind that these new refrigerants are often kept under extremely high pressure, so you should also ask about the potential for leaks and what to do if one occurs.

Smaller Units

As technology advances, HVAC systems have become smaller and smaller. This has a lot to do with the use of high-pressure refrigerants and the ability of the system to cool air much faster. 

So, this means that you can invest in an air conditioner that requires a much smaller footprint both inside an outside your house. And, if you are uncomfortable with have a large unit outside your home, you can ask about geothermal systems that are installed underground. 

Even the ductless and split AC systems are smaller and may be an option for you now if you have limited outdoor space.

Keep in mind that even though you are looking at units that are smaller, you still want to be sure that the device outputs enough cool air for you. Looking at the BTUs of the unit is a good way to ensure this. Contact an air conditioner replacement service for more help.