Air conditioning can be a savior when the hot summer days draw in. But if you have an old system, it can cost you an arm and a leg to run, and it will be less energy efficient. With this in mind, we thought we would take a look at some of the advantages of getting a new air con system installed. There’s something here for all the family, so let’s get started right away.
Once you have installed a new air conditioning unit, prepare for a shock. It will be a nice shock because you will see a dramatic decrease in your electricity bills, but you will be devastated that you didn’t do it sooner. Modern air conditioning units can save up to 80% of the costs of older models. That isn’t to be sniffed at and means you will have more money to spend on doing cool stuff with the kids (or yourself!).
Older air conditioning units tend to be of the ‘on or off’ variety. That means you either suffer the heat or face blasts of icy cold air. More modern units are easier to control and are reliable, meaning you can keep temperatures just the way that you like them.
At some point, everybody has experienced the sheer volume of an old air con system coughing and spluttering through a still summer’s night. A new, up-to-date system has no such problems, however. If you have an old unit in your home, prepare to be amazed. You will have grown accustomed to the noise and probably don’t even notice it. With a new system operating at quiet-as-a-mouse levels, expect your sleep quality to receive a real boost.
One of the major issues with having an old air conditioning system is that if something goes wrong, quite often it is hard to find parts. Manufacturers are constantly evolving their products. That means that eventually, they will stop holding parts and spares for their older devices, and finding replacements can be tricky – and expensive. Modern AC repair is a different kettle of fish. Not only will spare parts be available, but they will be quicker for your repair company to get hold of.
With older air con systems, you cannot guarantee cleanliness. Poor air quality is common in older AC systems because mold sets in. Older units can also spread nasty bugs and diseases about, which can be notoriously difficult to clear. Modern systems are better equipped for the task because a lot of them have special air filters installed. They can help to reduce the amount of bacteria, germs and dust that cause so many problems to those in your family with breathing conditions.
Another problem for those with breathing problems such as asthma or hayfever is humidity. The more humid the air, the harder they find it to breathe properly. A good modern air con system will often have a dehumidifier built in. Something like this works well for homes by a river during the summer.
As you can see, there are many benefits to getting your current air con system upgraded. It can be a big investment at first, but over time it will save you money – and possibly your health.