In the world of heating and cooling systems, there have been a number of major improvements as of late. Whether you look at some of the latest ductless solutions, heat pumps, or air conditioning units on the market today, it’s clear that great innovation has taken place. Yet still, you may also notice that so many people insist on keeping old, outdated air conditioning systems in their homes. As a result, there are a number of problems that arise. Here are just a few of the main problems caused by keeping an old air conditioning unit in your home.
Reduced Energy Efficiency
Newer energy-efficient AC units allow for a reduced load on your home’s power and the power grid at large. Updated components and designs make it so that your AC unit isn’t burning any excess energy when it doesn’t need to. You’d be probably be shocked to see just how much of a difference replacing your AC unit can have if you’re trying to cut down on your home’s day to day energy usage. In hotter temperatures, new AC units can stay balanced and remain functional. As an added bonus, you may notice that installing a newer AC unit model in combination with new ductless solutions could have an even more consequential impact on your energy efficiency. It’s worth contacting a company that specializes in HVAC installations to ask them about some newer energy-efficient models that may be reasonable for your home. After all, you may learn a thing or two about just how much energy you can save monthly.
Larger Utility Bills Each Month
You probably already know that excess energy usage leads to larger bills at the end of each and every month. The good news is that you’re certainly not powerless in such a situation. If you discover, whether through a professional HVAC inspection, or a malfunction, that your AC unit isn’t performing as it should during warmer weather, it’s almost certain that you could benefit from an upgrade. Replacing your old AC unit may also end up saving as time goes by, too. While the initial purchase may seem daunting at first, the compounding effects of the dollars saved gradually over time will more than cover the cost of installation in the majority of cases. Anyone looking to solve the financial problems that come along with having an older AC unit in their home would be wise to explore new options that allow them to save both energy and money at the same time. After all, were you aware of the fact that just 42% of homeowners call a professional to perform routine maintenance on their air conditioner? Air conditioners receive regular HVAC maintenance checkups last 40% longer than those that do not.
Potential Health Risks from Poor Air Quality
Not only does an air conditioning unit past its prime cost you both more money, and more energy, but it turns out that it could also cost you your health. If an older unit has pieces that are eroding and breaking down over time, as it likely is, then this process could put you at risk for poor air quality throughout your time. After all, even something as seemingly minor as an old, dirty air conditioner filter can create a potentially hazardous environment in your home’s air. If harmful particles are able to pass through your system and into your ducts, then you and the people in your home could breathe them in.
On the bright side, with regular inspections, repairs, and upgrades you can sidestep these types of potential risks to your health before they get out of control. There are also a number of newer technological innovations that can be applied to further enhance your HVAC system when you do decide to make an upgrade. New features such as ductless solutions can help to give you the confidence that you and your family are safe when you’re breathing the air inside of your home.
At Wilson Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., we offer a range of HVAC installation services, HVAC repair services, furnace repair, ductless solutions, and much more. If you’re curious about how we can help you save money, time, and energy with your home’s heating and air conditioning system, then please get in touch with a member of our staff today.