While the recent cold snap may make our thoughts turn more towards hot chocolate than iced tea, spring is only a few days away and before we know it, it will be summer.
If the past few years are any indication, it will be another long, hot summer. Is your Air Conditioner up to the task of keeping your family cool through the entire summer?
Many homeowners are in the midst of filling out their tax returns, and many will be receiving sizable refunds. (One of the perks of mortgages and property taxes is that they are deductible, and often result in a hefty refund.) Using your tax refund to add a new air conditioner is a great way to spend the money. If you have an older unit, not only will you benefit from peace of mind, knowing that you will not suffer a breakdown on the hottest day of the year, but you will also save money on your energy bills. Newer A/C units are far more efficient than their ancestors.
But wait, there’s more. While you are thinking about replacing your air conditioner, it would also be smart to replace both your air conditioner AND your furnace.
Your furnace and central air conditioner work together. The blower motor in your furnace is used for both cooling and heating. Adding an energy efficient air conditioning unit to an older furnace with a less than efficient blower motor means that the air conditioner will have to work much harder to cool the house, which will eat up most of the energy savings, and may shorten the life of the air conditioner.
Since the furnace and air conditioner were probably installed at the same time initially, the second reason to replace both is that after the long-hot summer, winter will again show its snowy face, and no one wants a furnace breakdown on the coldest day of the year.
TR Miller offers a full line of American Standard furnaces and air conditioners. Their qualified technicians will help you choose the best system for your home. Call today to hear more (630) 357-4373.