An AC unit really is a vital part of modern life. We count on our AC units to get us through the worst of the blistering summer. A good AC unit can last for 20 or more years. More often than not, the strategy of most homeowners is to run the unit until it dies and then replace it.
Legacy Air would like for you to take a minute and think about what keeping your old AC unit running is really costing you? Here’s a hint: it’s a lot more than just your monthly electric bill.
Can We Talk About Your Utility Bill?
Modern AC units are marvels of efficiency. Part of that is due to legislation in the 1970s and 1980s that demanded a better energy efficiency in appliances. But, the other part is that AC technology continues to improve over time.
If you’re running an older AC unit, you probably aren’t even coming close to a modern efficiency. While you’re worrying about the cost of a new AC unit, that poor cooling efficiency is resulting in utility bills that are twice as high as they should be.
That’s right: installing a new AC unit can slice your cooling costs by almost half in some cases. Wouldn’t it be nice to save some money every month? You can cool down your utility bill along with your house!
Older Models Need More Costly Repairs
That’s correct: older AC units need more costly repairs, and those repairs will end up being more costly. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that the older your AC system is, the more likely it is going to need some kind of repair work. By the time you have the repair technicians come out and make those costly repairs, you could have already bought yourself a new AC unit.
Buying a new AC unit is like buying a new car. You know it’s going to be in top-notch condition for a while, so you don’t have to worry about repairs. Since the unit is new, it’s also going to have a factory warranty in case something does happen.
Legacy Air wants to remind you that you think you’re saving money by keeping your old unit and making repairs, but, in reality, all that repair money would probably pay most of the cost of a new unit. Who wouldn’t want to save hundreds of dollars in repair costs?
Your Health Is Really Important
Older air conditioners make people sick. When air is not moving around your house like it should, and the air that is circulating isn’t being filtered very well, you have a recipe for disaster. Upper respiratory infections, severe allergic reactions, and even colds and flu can really take over a living space with an older AC unit.
It goes without saying that the more your health suffers, the more healthcare costs you’re going to see. Medical care isn’t cheap. New AC units have better filtration technology so that you stay healthy and the doctors get less of your hard-earned money. Breathe easier; stay healthy!
Legacy Air wants you to know that that old AC unit of yours may be eating up cash that you haven’t even thought of. An older AC unit can raise your utility bills, eat up cash in the form of repair bills, and make you sick. Replacing an old unit with a new AC unit (with an advanced filtration system) can put money in your pocket.