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The Age Of The Air Conditioner At Your Home

Old AC UnitThe air conditioner at your home is a vital system, and much more than your comfort depends on how well it is operating. So how old is your air conditioning unit? Prescott Air Conditioning discusses your aging air conditioning unit and advises when you should replace the unit at your Prescott home.

Age of Your Unit
Even though you may have regularly maintained  your home’s air conditioner, the unit still has a limited lifespan. Most units are designed to last 10 to 15 years. What you may not be aware of is that an air conditioning unit loses about five percent of its efficiency every year. If your unit is 15 years old, it is likely not working well at all. And lowered efficiency equates to higher electricity bills and a less comfortable home.

SEER Rating
And a 10- to 15-year-old unit likely has a lower SEER rating than models currently being manufacured since energy efficiency expectations were lower then. The new units require a higher SEER rating, and are designed to operate more efficiently, resulting in lower energy costs and more reliable comfort than units built 10 to 15 years ago.

Waiting for your older air conditioning unit to quit completely is not a good idea for multiple reasons: It might happen on the hottest day of the year or when repair services are completely booked. Much more than an inconvenience…

Prescott Air Conditioning wants to make sure you stay comfortable year ‘round, and suggests being proactive about determining when to replace your air conditioner with a new, more efficient unit. Don’t continue to suffer with an old unit that costs you in both dollars and comfort. Let Prescott Air Conditioning check out your unit, and keep your Prescott home reliably comfortable all year long. To schedule your air conditioning checkup, call 928-308-1254.