Cooling Systems: Old vs. New

July 10, 2019

If you already have an air conditioner in your living space, you may not think about how new models differ from older systems. However, there are a host of reasons why you should look into these differences. You will find that there are cost and functionality benefits to be gained from installing newer cooling systems in your home.

Cooling Efficiency

It only makes sense that newer models have become more efficient as technology has improved. If you were to check the SEER rating on an old model and compare it to the respective rating of a new unit, you will find a big difference. The energy savings of a new unit could range from 10% to well over 50%. Newer air conditioners can be more expensive, but the savings on your energy bill will more than justify paying a slight premium.

Noise Levels

If you own an AC that is at least a few years old, you will recognize the sound of a functioning unit. New air conditioners are significantly quieter. In fact, you might not even realize a new system is turned on.

Environmental Friendliness

The government is implementing legislation that requires new air conditioners to use R410A refrigerant rather than the Freon that old models have used for decades. This change not only reduces the environmental impact of newer models, but it also increases their longevity. The new refrigerant does not allow as much overheating of the AC parts, a phenomenon that can lead to a breakdown.

Temperature Distribution

New models maintain even temperature distribution for your space, meaning that the level of comfort is greater. Also, energy efficiency is greater because the air conditioner does not have to work as hard to bring your home to your desired temperature.

Professional Cooling Services Since 1969!

Putting off replacing your old air conditioner is costing you money. Unfortunately, that expense will only go up as the weather gets hotter. Contact Craig's Services in Bountiful, UT, to learn more about your options. As a company that offers a variety of heating- and cooling-related services, we can help you find the right AC replacement.

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