5 Things to Consider Before You Replace Your AC Unit

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5 Things to Consider Before You Replace Your AC Unit

Crucial Factors to Consider Before Replacing Your AC Unit

When your AC unit begins to falter, you might be tempted to rush into a replacement. However, there are several vital aspects you should consider before making this substantial investment. This blog post discusses five key considerations before replacing your air conditioner.

Age of Your Current Unit: Typically, an AC unit has a lifespan of 10-15 years. If your unit is younger and experiencing problems, it might be more cost-effective to schedule an AC repair instead of replacing it. However, for an older unit, investing in a new, more energy-efficient AC replacement could be a smarter choice.

Energy Efficiency: Speaking of efficiency, today’s air conditioning units are considerably more efficient than older models. Look for the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating, as a higher SEER means better energy efficiency, reducing your utility bills and lessening your environmental impact. A Merts Heating & Air Conditioning Comfort Specialist can help you decipher the different SEER ratings and choose the one that’s best for your needs and resources.

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Size of the Unit: Size is crucial for effective cooling, but bigger isn’t always better. An AC unit that is too large for your space, will frequently cycle on and off, causing unnecessary wear and tear. Conversely, a too-small unit will struggle to cool your space, resulting in excessive energy use. A Merts professional will calculate the right size for your needs.

Maintenance and Installation Costs: While the upfront installation costs are an important consideration and can vary with the size and type of unit, also review the future maintenance costs. Merts Heating & Air Conditioning offers every client the opportunity to purchase one of our affordable Energy Savings Agreements (ESA). With an ESA, you never have to worry about the condition of your air conditioning unit. We’ll contact you when the annual inspection and cleaning is due, you’ll receive priority scheduling, discounts and more! Call Merts today for more information.

Noise Level: A less obvious factor is the noise level. Different AC units have varying noise levels. A quiet unit can significantly improve your comfort, particularly if your AC unit is near a bedroom or workspace. Be sure to tell your Merts Comfort Specialist all your concerns, so the best options can be presented for your new AC replacement.

In conclusion, choosing an AC replacement is a significant decision that requires thoughtful consideration. Don’t be swayed solely by the cost. Instead, consider the overall value of what you’re getting: trusted service from Merts Heating & Air Conditioning; peace of mind with a reliable AC unit; overall savings in energy costs; and, sustained comfort all season long.

With help from Merts, you can choose an AC unit that offers the best value and comfort for your home.

Schedule an in-home, no-cost consultation today with a Merts Heating & Air Conditioning team member.