The Top 5 Reasons To Upgrade/Replace Your AC (From Our Friends at Gault) - New Canaan & Darien Moms

Many homeowners go through a battle year over year as to whether or not it is time to replace their air conditioning system; do you prepare now and replace it or take the risk of making it through one more summer?

Gault Energy & Home Solutions has many experts but when but when it comes to air conditioning systems, no one knows better than the Gault technicians and Comfort Specialists; they work on, diagnose and replace hundreds of systems every year. That’s why we polled them to find out what the top five reasons to replace or upgrade your air conditioning this season are.

  1. Financial Savings

100% of the group put financial savings as a top reason for replacement. The biggest savings being on electricity; a new, high-efficiency system can save you up to 38% on your electric bill. Other savings are seen in the reduction of maintenance costs. Older systems often require more frequent maintenances sometimes making it more cost effective to replace a system rather than continually repairing it.

  1. Efficiency

96% of the group put increasing efficiency as a top reason for replacement. New units have higher SEER ratings; the higher the SEER, the less electric energy the unit uses in comparison to its cooling output making it more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Greater efficiency also brings other benefits such as being more cost effective.

  1. Age & Reliability

61% of the group put age and/or reliability as a top reason for replacement. If your system is more than 10 – 15 years old, it is reaching its life expectancy and has a higher chance of breakdown or failure. Being proactive, not reactive will ensure your unit will be running and reliable during the hottest weather.

  1. Refrigerant Phase Out

61% of the group put the phase out of the refrigerant R-22, also commonly known as Freon as a top reason for replacement. R-22 was part of an EPA phase out plan for ozone-depleting substances which makes it no longer available as of January 1, 2020. Any unit using R-22 will ultimately need to be replaced.

  1. Comfort

43% of the group put factors that increase comfort as a top reason for replacement. New units are much quieter, cool faster and more consistently, remove humidity more effectively and create better air quality. This is especially relevant if conditions in your home have changed since your AC was originally installed; for example, a renovation would make your current unit not properly sized for your home.

Some others factors that didn’t make the list include: increasing the value of your home for resale, updating the look and appearance of the units outside your home, the ability to add air cleaners and other tech features like wifi thermostats and sensors.

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Gault Energy & Home Solutions is the oldest family-owned and operated energy company in Fairfield County. We are a full service, fuel neutral energy company that provides our customers with Bioheat heating oil and propane delivery, high efficiency heating and air conditioning equipment installation, stand-by generator installation, as well as maintenance and repair.

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