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NEW VS OLD

Why replace an old system?

There are several reasons HVAC installers put in new systems, rather than older ones. Here are a few examples:

  • The warranty: In some cases, a warranty on an older system can be transferred. But this isn’t to transfer ownership to someone who wishes to have the old system put into their house; it’s for when a new owner purchases the house and inherits the air conditioner. Usually, a warranty can’t be transferred when a system is moved to a new location. Having a manufacturer’s warranty is an essential protection in case of factory faults and breakdowns. Without a warranty, you might be caught with an expensive repair that would otherwise be covered.

  • Fewer repairs: As an AC ages, it will need more repair services to keep it going. Putting in a used system means you’re already facing an uphill battle with repairs, where a new system should mean many years without the need to pay for any repairs.

  • Quieter operation: Another effect of an aging air conditioner is how much noise it makes. And this isn’t just due to age, but technology. The newest air conditioning systems have quieter operations than ever before.

  • Energy efficiency: Even an AC that’s received fantastic routine maintenance all its life (and you have no guarantee this is the case on a used AC) will start to lose efficiency as it grows older and costs more to run. A newer AC will not only be in the best shape, it will have superior efficiency thanks to recent developments in energy-using technology.

  • Proper match to your home: When looking for a used air conditioner, you’ll be in a “take what you can get” mode. But a central air conditioning system must be properly sized for a house. Otherwise, it will waste power and struggle to keep the space cooled. When you go with a new system, the professionals will ensure you have the right system for your home.


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If you’re worried about the environmental impact of going new rather than used, don’t fret! When old ACs are removed, they’re “recycled”: the refrigerant is removed to be reused and many parts are also reused for new construction. A brand-new system is actually better for the environment than an over-the-hill one. Used might seem to be cheaper but we promise it's not the better way. Let our technicians recycle your old AC and start you off with a fresh new one. Birdwell A/C and Heating wants to make sure you're taken care of the right way!

 

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