A lot of people resist installing a new air conditioning system for as long as possible. Most would rather patch up their old system over and over to keep it running than fork over the larger up-front investment for a brand-new system. Intuitively, this makes sense. After all, even moderate repairs to an air conditioner are dwarfed by the cost of installing an entirely new system, right? Well, yes and no. Installing a new AC system is often more affordable than keeping an older one up and running. In order to understand why, though, you’ll need to read on.
Accumulated Wear and Tear
Before we look at how a new air conditioner can become more affordable with time, we have to examine how an older air conditioner gets considerably more expensive the longer it’s used. No matter how well you take care of your air conditioner, you’re going to have to deal with the effects of time and use. The older an air conditioner gets, the more worn out its various parts will become. This will have two consequences: dropping efficiency and rising repair frequency.
As the various parts of the air conditioner become more worn down, the ability of the air conditioner to properly cool the home will drop. The system will have to operate for longer to achieve the same temperature changes, which will drive up the cost of your monthly bills. Eventually, the wear and tear will cause parts of the air conditioner to start to fail at an increasing pace. This will also drive up the cost of continuing to operate your old system.
Saving on a New System
When you invest in a new system, you’re not just paying for a newer model. You’re investing in the added energy efficiency that comes from installing a system with likely much more energy efficient parts to begin with, not to mention the lack of wear and tear that your current system has. Once you start using your new air conditioner on a regular basis, you’ll likely start to notice a substantial drop in your monthly operating costs.
By now you might be saying “yeah, that’s great and all, but I still can’t afford to drop that much money into the initial investment.” It’s true that the initial installation cost is going to be the most expensive part of using your new air conditioning system. The good news is that in many cases you don’t have to worry about paying the full amount all at once. Many HVAC contractors (including us) offer financing to help homeowners improve their homes with new systems like air conditioners. If you’re looking for an ideal way to garner all of the benefits of a new air conditioner, while amortizing the cost of installation into much more manageable payments, you can very likely do just that!
Air On Demand offers a full range of air conditioning installation services. If you need help with your air conditioner installation, we offer financing services throughout Miami FL. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.