Almost every home in America, approximately 100 million, has some form of air conditioning. While air conditioning is essential in some places because of the extreme heat, the average life expectancy of a typical central air unit is only about 15 to 20 years. When something goes wrong with your heat or air and you can’t fix it then it is important for you to call a trusted furnace repair company.
Aside from simply repairing central heat and air or furnaces, many furnace repair companies specialize in much more, than most people are not even aware of. You can choose one company to handle a variety of your needs to eliminate the hassle of calling many different companies for a variety of different reasons. Furnace repair companies specialize in air conditioner repairs, home furnace repairs, broken generator repair, pool heater repair and much more. Along with air conditioner repair service they also specialize in new installation of air conditioning units.
Some people never think twice about replacing their current air conditioner because there doesn’t seem to be anything wrong with it, it appears to be working just fine and they think they can’t afford it. Although this might be the case, there are certain advantages to replacing your old air conditioner with a newer one. Advantages include saving money as well as saving energy. Even units as new as ten years old can still benefit owners with a 20 to 40 reduction in your energy costs by being replaced with a newer model. Replacing an older unit can pay for itself in only a few years with the energy savings.
Switching to high-efficiency air conditioners along with other energy efficient actions will still keep your house cool and can reduce energy costs for air conditioning by as much as 20 to 50 percent. Today’s air conditioners typically use 30 to 50 percent less energy to produce the same amount of cold air as older models do. Switching to energy efficient models not only saves money, it saves valuable energy as well.
Even if you don’t consider replacing your unit, regular maintenance should be on your to do list. All air systems require annual maintenance however only around 42 percent of home service their current system annually. Air conditioning units, fans and related cooling equipment accounted for 7,400 structural fires in the U.S. Regular maintenance reduces these incidents to help protect you and your family.