Why Is Spring The Perfect Time To Replace Your AC Unit?

April 15, 2024


Is your home’s central air conditioning system starting to show its age? If it’s more than 10-15 years old, it may be time for an upgrade.

As the weather starts to warm up this spring, now is the perfect time to consider replacing an outdated air conditioner before the heat of summer arrives.

Not only will a new high-efficiency system keep your home cooler and more comfortable, but it can also save you money on your utility bills each month.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the top benefits of upgrading your central AC this spring with the help of a professional HVAC company.

Efficiency & Lower Bills

One of the biggest advantages of installing a new air conditioner is better energy efficiency. Older AC units that are 15+ years old are often only around 60-70% efficient, meaning that over 30% of the energy used is wasted.

Newer high-efficiency systems can be up to 30% more efficient, with SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings of 16-18 or higher. The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the unit is at cooling your home for each dollar spent on electricity.This increased efficiency directly translates to lower cooling costs.

Over the 15-20 year lifespan of a central AC system, that adds up to serious savings that can easily recoup the initial installation costs of a new unit. By upgrading to a high-efficiency model this spring, you’ll start seeing those savings on your utility bills right away as the weather heats up.

Improved Comfort & Performance

In addition to better efficiency, a new central air conditioner also provides a higher level of comfort thanks to more precise temperature control and advanced features. Older units may struggle to keep your home consistently cool on the hottest days. They may also be noisy and not distribute cool air evenly throughout the rooms.

A new system uses inverter technology, variable-speed fans, and multi-speed compressors to cool your home gradually and maintain an even temperature. You’ll enjoy steady cooling without dramatic fluctuations that can cause rooms to feel too hot or cold.

The improved airflow means cool air reaches all areas for a more consistent level of comfort. Newer units also operate at lower, quieter sound levels so you won’t be disturbed by loud fans or compressor noise.

Enhanced Filtration & Indoor Air Quality

The indoor air quality in your home has a big impact on health, comfort, and energy costs. Older air conditioners may be recirculating dust, dander, mould and other allergens back into the cooled air. A new system features more advanced filtration that captures 99% of these particles and improves the quality of the air you breathe.

Look for a unit with a MERV 11 or higher filter that removes pollen, dust mites, pet dander and other contaminants down to 2.5 microns in size. Some models now include UV lights, plasma ionizers or photocatalytic oxidation filters that can further purify the air and eliminate odours, bacteria and viruses.

Breathe easier all summer long with a new AC system that enhances your indoor environment.

Extended Lifespan & Reliability

While efficiency decreases over time, the lifespan of an older central air conditioner is also limited. AC units generally last around 15-20 years with proper maintenance, but after that point, repairs become more frequent, and components start to fail.

You may end up replacing parts like the compressor, fan motor or coil anyway. It’s often more cost-effective and reliable to install a new AC system before major breakdowns occur.

A new air conditioner comes with a fresh compressor warranty, typically for 5-10 years. You can feel confident relying on your cooling system for many summers to come without expensive repairs.

Newer units also feature more durable materials and advanced electronics for reliable operation. Why risk breakdowns in the middle of a heat wave when you can guarantee cool, dependable air conditioning for years down the line with an upgrade this spring?

Increased Home Value & Curb Appeal

Let’s not forget the impact a new central AC system can have on your home’s value and appearance as well.

Outdated equipment stored outside can detract from your property’s curb appeal. A high-efficiency unit with a modern, sleek design actually enhances the aesthetics of your home both inside and out.

Buyers and appraisers also recognize the value of energy-efficient appliances and systems. So you’ll not only save on utility bills long-term, but your investment may pay off if you ever decide to sell your home down the road, too.

Schedule Service This Spring

If your current central air conditioner is old, it’s a good idea to have a certified HVAC technician inspect it this spring. They can assess its condition and let you know if replacement parts are needed or if it’s nearing the end of its lifespan.

Scheduling services from local contractors like us now allows you to budget for a new installation before the summer rush. Financing options may also be available to spread payments over multiple years.

Overall, upgrading to a high-efficiency central AC system this spring delivers big benefits like lower energy bills, improved comfort, better indoor air quality, and reliable cooling for many summers ahead.

About Pro West

Is your air conditioner ready to tackle another Vancouver summer? Spring is the perfect time to find out!

Pro West Heating & Air Conditioning is your trusted partner for AC replacement and installations, ensuring your home stays cool and comfortable all season long. We specialize in central and wall-mounted air conditioners, offering a variety of options to fit your needs and budget. Our expert technicians can assess your current system, recommend the perfect replacement, and provide a seamless installation process.

Don’t wait for a summer breakdown! Contact us today and breathe easy.