June 3, 2022
Unless you are a skilled HVAC professional, making decisions on your air conditioning system can be very difficult and stressful. So, we decided to give you a few tips on deciding whether or not it is time to upgrade your heating and cooling system.
First, if your unit is often needing AC Service due to untimely breakdowns even though you’ve had it professionally maintained each year, you definitely need to start preparing yourself for replacing it. Some repairs are even a few thousand dollars. Then, there is no guarantee how long it will work until the next break down happens. At this point, it would be beneficial to consider if it would be more economical to replace instead of repairing.
Then, there’s the issue with manufacturer’s not producing parts for certain models after so many years. So, if your air conditioning unit is over 10 years old, you may have a really hard time finding the parts to fix it. Also, R-22 production was ceased by the EPA in 2020 and is now extremely expensive and hard to come by. If you get a leak, you are looking at a very pricey repair cost.
Is your energy bill usage and cost steadily increasing despite not changing your energy usage habits? Your older HVAC unit could be the perpetrator as it loses efficiency towards the end of its lifespan which is generally 10 years. Since heating and air conditioning units make up to 60% of your energy bill, inefficient systems can pack a painful blow to your wallet. On the contrary, upgrading to inverter technology can save up to 58% in energy.
Modern A/C units are very energy efficient. Most even come with 10 years of warranty for protection. Financing your air conditioning installation can also make the cost less burdensome with low monthly payment options. So, if you are ready call Eco Heating and Air Solutions, Inc. We’ll send out one of our Comfort Advisers at no cost to you to go over our package options to find the best fit for your budget, need, and wants.
You also may want to do so sooner than later. The entire HVAC industry received an 8% price increase on equipment and materials in April 2022 and they are projecting another 3 price increases by 2023. If each is 8%, we could be looking at 24% higher installation costs in 2023. Your money is precious. Beat the increase if you can.
Investing in a new air conditioning unit doesn’t have to be scary! We are always here to make the process as easy as possible. So, if you are in the market, don’t hesitate to give Eco Heating and Air Solutions, Inc a call. We’ll be sure to provide fast A/C service and installation near Oak Ridge, TN, Dunlap, TN, and Jamestown, TN.