Many people put off upgrading an air conditioner year after year for the fear of the upfront costs of the upgrade. You keep pouring in money after money making repairs to your existing unit when you might find that you actually save money by purchasing a new AC unit. These are just a few of the ways it might actually pay to take the plunge and invest in a new AC unit for your home.
Greater Energy Efficiency
This benefit is bigger than you realize. Not only does it help you save money from day one, but over the lifetime of your air conditioner, energy savings in Scottsdale, Arizona may be sufficient to cover the costs of the unit. Improvements in energy efficiency, especially if you’re replacing a unit that is 10 or more years old, can be substantial thanks to improvements in energy efficiency and technology.
Another benefit that is bigger than you realize. In 2015, production of R-22 Freon was reduced by 90 percent sending the price of adding new Freon to your air conditioner up by approximately 90 percent, or more in some areas. Modern air conditioners use a planet-friendly coolant (R-410A) that is widely available making it a less expensive choice.
Fewer Repairs – Lower Maintenance Costs
Newer air conditioning units require fewer repairs than older models that have been around the block a time or two. It is a simple matter of time before even the highest quality air conditioners from the best brands in the business begin to break down with greater frequency. New models, however, often have warranties for the first several years offering you protection from costly repairs until the warranty expires.
Tax Rebates and Incentives
If you improve the energy efficiency of your home sufficiently by upgrading to a new AC unit, you may qualify for tax rebates or incentives from the state of Arizona and/or your good old Uncle Sam. There are federal and state incentives for improving energy efficiency and making your home a greener place to live. Look for rebates when choosing a new AC unit to maximize your investment and get a greater return on it by reducing the overall costs of ownership.
When you’re ready to take the plunge and explore the cost-saving benefits of upgrading your AC unit, make sure Plumbing & A/C Medic is your first call. Contact us with any questions you might have about upgrading your air conditioner and how you can choose the perfect model to maximize your savings.