The Differences Between Old and New Air Conditioners
You’ll have to take a lot of factors into account before deciding to get a new air conditioner. For example, you should consider the advances in modern technology. If you get a replacement, you won’t just be paying for a new version of your old AC unit. Here are some of the ways that modern ACs outclass old models.
They’re Better for the Environment
Many old AC units still use R-22 as a refrigerant. The problem with R-22 is that it destroys the Earth’s ozone layer. For this reason, the government has mandated that R-22 be phased out of production. Modern AC units use a new kind of refrigerant that is not only better for the environment but also more effective and cheaper to boot.
Modern AC units have also been developed to be more energy-efficient. This is both better for the environment and better for your wallet since you’ll be paying less in energy bills every month.
They Look Nicer
Engineers are also constantly working to make the newest AC units more aesthetically pleasing. Gone are the days of clunky AC units that take up tons of space and stand out in a room. Most modern units blend in with their surroundings. Care is often put into making the units smaller, sleeker and modern-looking. If you care about the way your interior looks, this is a major benefit.
You Have More Options
AC units now are much more varied in design and function. This gives you the flexibility to decide exactly what you want out of your AC system. Is one room in your home always hotter than another? You can get a small AC just for that room or a mini-split system. You can also choose an AC that doubles as a heater in winter; this device is known as a heat pump. The possibilities are endless.
If you’re looking for a new AC unit, you can contact Cooper Heating & Cooling. We provide a variety of heating- and cooling-related services for customers in Denver, Colorado Springs, and Fort Collins. We also provide electrical, plumbing, and indoor air quality services.
Luke Cooper is the General Manager of the Cooper Green team and son of Gary Cooper, owner and CEO of Cooper HVAC. After years in the field, Luke took his talents to management and has helped thousands of Colorado homeowners during hot summers and frigid winters. His decade of experience in the field and guiding the company makes him one of the most knowledgeable individuals in Colorado on HVAC, plumbing, electrical and other home services.