As tax refunds begin to trickle in, many homeowners in the Indianapolis area find their thoughts turning to home improvement projects. Summer is coming, so a new air conditioner should definitely be on your list if your old one just hasn’t been doing the job. Luckily, now is the perfect time to upgrade to a better, more efficient A/C for your home.

One of the main benefits to a new model A/C comes from the improvements in energy efficiency that have been made over the past 10-20 years. Modern units are as much as 50 percent more efficient than air conditioners from the 1970s, and up to 40 percent more efficient than units made just a decade ago. Greater efficiency means that you can cool your house with less electricity, resulting in lower monthly bills and a positive impact on the environment.

If you’re like a lot of people, you may also find that you can get away with a smaller air conditioner than the one you were using. In the past, HVAC contractors often figured it was better to err on the side of too big an A/C rather risking one that’s too small. Contractors today, however, have the skills and tools to size your air conditioner so that it fits the size and circumstances of your home. You don’t want an A/C that’s too big. It will cool your home quickly and then shut off once the set temperature is reached. This prevents it from removing humidity from your home, leaving you with a cold, clammy feel to your house as well as potential issues with dampness and mold. If your old unit was the wrong size for your house, you may find yourself pleasantly surprised by the improvements a properly sized A/C can bring.

If a new A/C is on your list of improvements for this year, but you’re considering putting off the purchase until it’s warmer, you may be unintentionally adding to the price tag of your new unit. When it gets hot, everyone who needs or wants a new A/C will be contacting their local dealers. When dealers get busy, their installation prices go up. By buying before the summer rush, you can get discounts that save you a significant amount of money.

For more information about air conditioners or any other HVAC questions in the Indianapolis area, contact Mowery, Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing.

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