Summers here and you want to cool your house or condo? Well let me tell you something that’s not-so-secret about air conditioning units.
Recently I had to go to a woman’s house to remove her old air conditioning unit and put a new one in.
Pretty cut-and-dry installation really. Since air conditioners can have a lot of environmental impacts, it’s
important to do the removal of one correctly. I actually had a guy helping me with that. We had to remove the freon from the a/c system, bottle it up specially, and dispose of it properly. There’s all kinds of protocols on that.
Putting in the new unit was pretty easy.
Let me tell you this about air conditioners — the smaller, old air conditioners suck. New air conditioners these days are a lot bigger than the old ones, and when it comes to an a/c unit, the bigger the better. If you have a big air conditioner, you will save so much money.
People don’t think it, but bigger is better with air conditioners. Don’t be cheap when you buy a new a/c because you’ll lose money in the long run. The new ones are big, but they work way more efficiently than the smaller ones.
When I checked up on this woman after installing her new a/c she told me that her energy bill had been cut almost
in half (!!) since I put in the new a/c unit. It probably would’ve been even cheaper, but some of that month still had her old a/c unit on the bill.
I sound like a freakin’ salesman here, but if you have a tiny old a/c, then you need to get a new one, a bigger one. This is one case where bigger is better, and you will save so much money and energy!
And the same goes for furnaces. The bigger they are, the more efficiently your home will be heated or cooled.
And while I’m at it, if you change your a/c unit, change your heater too. Do them both, it’s better that way. Sort of like when you go to get your tires changed. You don’t just replace one, you do all four.
You get what you pay for with a/c units and the bigger, the better. Your cooling costs will be cut by a lot!