Are you struggling to decide if it’s time to replace your old HVAC system? You’re probably not alone. It can be agonizing and time-consuming to decide if it makes more sense to continue repairing an older system or replace it with a new one. While every situation is unique, it can often make solid financial sense to replace an aging, ineffective system with a new one.
A New System has the Potential to Save You Money
The initial cost of replacing an air conditioning system can be substantial, but the savings that a newer system can provide in terms of efficiency can add up significantly over the long-term. Newer systems are much more efficient than they were in the past. According to Energy.gov, air conditioners that were made in the mid-1970s require 30 percent to 50 percent more energy than modern systems to produce the same amount of cooling. Even if a system is only 10 years old, it may be possible to realize a cost savings of 20 percent to 40 percent by installing a unit that is newer and more efficient.
In many cases, it may not be a good decision to continue throwing money at an older system that's in constant need of repair. After all, there is no guarantee that a costly repair one week will not be followed by another costly repair the following week, for a completely different issue. The simple fact is that HVAC systems have a life span of 10 to 15 years, so it’s good to be cautious when having pricey repairs done.
Once a situation gets to a certain point, it’s likely that the money being spent on repairs would be better used to purchase a new HVAC system or finance one through O’Brien. Most of the systems available today have the option to purchase a 10-year warranty on parts and labor, so you can be worry-free for years to come.
Newer Systems Make a Huge Impact on Comfort
A newer HVAC system can make a dramatic impact on the comfort levels in your home. This is because modern systems are significantly more efficient than older models. During the summer and winter months, we get a substantial number of service calls about older systems that are not able to keep up with extreme temperatures. When it’s very hot or cold outside, older systems have trouble reaching the desired temperature setting, and the indoor comfort level suffers. Basically, the efficiency gradually drops as the age of the system increases. While this is inevitable, having annual maintenance performed on the system can help slow down the process.
Newer systems can improve efficiency and indoor air quality, as well as increase comfort levels. Some of the more exciting recent developments include programmable thermostats, air purifiers and the ability to set different temperatures for different zones.
A newer and more reliable system can make it more comfortable inside your home, help increase its resale value, provide savings on energy bills, and make it less likely that you will have to pay for repairs. If you are on the fence about whether it’s time to replace your heating and cooling system, be sure to give O’Brien Service Company a call to schedule a complimentary in-home evaluation. We can help you pick a system that is best for the exact dimensions of your home and discuss all the benefits of a new AC system.
O’Brien Service Company is a certified Trane Comfort Specialist and works on both residential and commercial systems. The company’s highly trained and versatile technicians can expertly handle complex repairs and installations, and provide advice on the benefits of regular maintenance. To arrange a free at-home consultation, call (910) 799-6611, or visit the company’s website at www.obrienservice.com.