Is your central air conditioner getting on in years? If the unit is more than 10-15 years old and you are considering replacing it with a newer model, you can expect to enjoy many improvements, including:
- Quieter Operation - By optimizing the shape of fan blades and redesigning how compressors work, manufacturers have been able to made air conditioners operation much quieter.
- Environmentally Friendly Refrigerants - Unlike the Freon® coolant used over a decade ago that caused damage to the earth's ozone layer, newer R410A are environmentally friendly and also perform better.
- Reduced Energy Consumption - Years ago it was not uncommon for a central air conditioner to consume 6,000 watts of electricity each hour to cool a typical home. Today, that energy consumption has been reduced to around 1,700 watts an hour, a result of new technologies such as variable speed fans and scroll compressors.
- Increased Comfort - In the past central heating and cooling systems had two fan settings – on and off – not the most efficient and comfortable way to heat and cool a home. Today, variable speed fans allow air conditioners to deliver conditioned air far more precisely. The result is less energy use, lower noise and greater comfort.