4 Reasons You Should Replace a 20-Year-Old AC

June 21, 2023
HVAC services

When your 20-year-old air conditioner is still chugging along, it’s easy to believe you don’t have to consider replacing it until it fails. However, you may be better served to plan a replacement before this happens. Consider these four reasons why you may want to consider a new air conditioner.

Better Efficiency

New air conditioners are far more efficient than was possible 20 years ago, especially if you are considering upgrading to a high-efficiency model. Plus, air conditioners start to lose efficiency after around 10 years. With a new cooling system, you’ll reduce your electric bills while better cooling your home.

Fewer Repairs

Older systems will have components wear out, requiring repair to keep the system going. Unfortunately, systems tend to fail during the hottest days. This leaves you in a potentially dangerous situation. Replacing your older system reduces the number of repairs you’ll need and the expense you’ll have for them. You’ll also have peace of mind that your AC will work when you need it most.

Better Choices and Rates

Waiting until your unit fails leaves you with whatever your installer can happen to get in stock, often paying the highest rates. Planning it out allows you to schedule your installation during the fall or spring, which often has incentives from both manufacturers and installation companies.

Rebates and Tax Credits

You can usually take advantage of rebates and tax incentives when you purchase high-efficiency appliances. Planning your replacement allows you to work with your installation company and tax professional to maximize all the cost savings available.

Since 2014, people around Conroe have turned to My Guys Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning when they need a trusted service provider to keep their homes comfortable. Our expert team provides heating and AC installation, maintenance, and repair. We also offer indoor air quality solutions and a wide range of residential plumbing services. Call to schedule a consultation with one of our NATE-certified installation technicians to explore whether a new AC is the right move for your home.

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