Having an older air conditioning system in your home can quickly go from a minor annoyance to a serious burden. When outdated machinery stops functioning, even replacing parts can end up costing a fortune. After you’ve invested that money, the machine can still fail, costing thousands of dollars more. Depending on your financial situation, it may be best to upgrade before it becomes an emergency. Here are some of the benefits to upgrading your air conditioning system.
Better Air Quality
Most air conditioning systems use some type of filter to keep the air pure. However, newer systems have superior air filtration systems that help remove dust, mold and excess moisture from the air. Additionally, these units have variable speed motors that move the air more evenly around the house, improving air quality and comfort.
Over time, as older air conditioning units begin to wear out, they don’t keep the air quite as cool. Newer systems have smaller and more efficient systems, which makes them quieter. This means you don’t have to deal with all the noise a clunkier old machine would make.
Along with bringing improved air quality to your home, variable speed motors keep the overall temperature more consistent.
Protects the Environment
Modern machinery is built with efficiency in mind. Air conditioners built in the last 10 to 20 years consume less energy and produce more power than older units. This helps the environment and your power bill. When looking for a new air conditioner, look for Energy Star certified units. To pass their certification, HVAC units need seasonal energy efficiency ratios (SEER) ratings of at least 15. Some can reach up to 22 SEER, which significantly reduces consumption without sacrificing air quality or temperature regulation.
Newer air conditioning units aren’t just made to run efficiently. They also have room for high-tech features and add ons. Some have zoning systems, which allow you to control different temperature settings for each room. Smart thermostats learn your patterns and start adjusting automatically for when the home is empty and occupied. These systems also allow you to create automatic and programmable temperature settings. They typically run on Wi-Fi, and some units sync with smartphones, tablets and computers.
All Temp is here to help with your St. Cloud air conditioning needs. We provide maintenance for most models and offer 24/7 emergency repair. Contact us online or give us a call at (407) 857-7800 to schedule an appointment.