Just like the majority of appliances located in your Connecticut home, even your central air conditioning system has a lifespan. Usually the warning signs are obvious, but other times, it can be hard to tell whether your air conditioning system needs repair or if your air conditioning needs replacing.
The lifespan of your central air conditioning system can range depending on the model, its power, features, and size. However, we can make some generalizations, both with and without regular maintenance, to explain why it’s so crucial that you schedule maintenance visits each year.
Research indicates that the typical lifespan for a central air conditioner is approximately 15 years. This is assuming that you are scheduling regular maintenance and have had professional air conditioning installation. If you schedule maintenance for the unit on a yearly basis, the life expectancy can potentially increase to 20 years. However, if the air conditioner receives barely any maintenance, than the life expectancy can be reduced to 7 or even lesser years.
Stamford, Connecticut homeowners want to extend the life of all the home appliances and systems they invest in. Knowing how certain systems work and also being aware of the signs that they need replacing will help you to keep your home running efficiently. Before the warm weather begins, it is a good idea to be sure your system is ready to go before you need it. You can contact the experienced air conditioning installation and repair experts at Schede Plumbing for a free consultation.
Please take the time to read a related blog post, The Benefits of Installing a High-Efficiency Central Air Unit, for more information on the advantages of having a new central air conditioning system installed in your Stamford, CT home.
The cost of living in Stamford, Connecticut is continuing to rise and so are electricity prices, which is why a high-efficiency air conditioner is can be very beneficial. As a homeowner in Connecticut, an important question you should be asking yourself is; “how much will I save every month on my electricity bill with a new, more energy efficient AC system?”. Research indicates that if you purchase and install a new energy efficient AC system, the amount of money that you save on your electric bills should cover your costs within 10 years.
When selecting a high-efficiency air conditioner, it is highly recommended the energy efficiency ratio referred to as (EER) rating be 10 or above and the seasonal energy efficiency ratio referred to as (SEER) rating for central air conditioners must be 12 or above.
Why Choose a High Efficiency Air Conditioning System?
Lower Energy Costs: A homeowners top priority when installing a High efficiency air conditioning unit is usually lowering their month bills. High efficiency units are cheaper to run because they use less energy. In some cases switching out an old unit with a unit with a rating of 16 can reduce your monthly energy costs by nearly 50%.
Tax incentives: Switching out your old unit with a high efficiency unit could result in government or manufacturer rebates. This can significantly decrease your cost for purchase and installation of your unit; coupled with lower energy bills, a high efficiency unit can save your household some serious cash in the long run.
Total Home Comfort: With a high efficiency unit clean air is pulled into the air handler unit from each room through return-air ducts. The system filters the air that passes through it, removing airborne particles, like lint, and allergens, like dust, pollen and pet dander. Filtered air is then re-routed back to the rooms via a separate ductwork system. These systems can even trap the most microscopic pollutants.
If you are interested in replacing your old central air conditioning unit or are building a new home and are considering a high efficiency unit to cool your new home, contact the Connecticut HVAC professionals at Schede Plumbing and Heating today!