When your air conditioner hits the 10-year mark, it’s time to start shopping for a new cooling system. Though you know a new AC will bring you many years of cool, comfortable air, not all St. Louis, Missouri, homeowners know to expect the many added perks of a new cooling system. From improved indoor air quality to lower utility bills, look forward to these six benefits of a new AC.

Reduced Energy Consumption

Air conditioners have come a long way in the past 10 or 20 years. That’s good news for your household energy consumption. One of the biggest benefits a new AC offers is a significant improvement in energy efficiency, especially when compared to your current cooling system.

At Averill Heating & Air Conditioning, we recommend looking for Energy Star-certified unit. Models that have Energy Star certification must meet strict efficiency standards.

ACs must have a seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) rating of at least 15. Of course, you don’t have to settle for a 15 SEER rating. Some of our units can reach 22 SEER, which can substantially reduce your household energy consumption.

Lower Utility Bills

With reduced energy consumption comes lower utility bills. If you want to translate your energy savings into dollars and cents, check the yellow EnergyGuide label.

This handy label estimates the average electricity the unit will use over the course of a year. It also calculates the estimated annual operating cost. You might be surprised at just how much money you’ll save by upgrading to a new air conditioner, especially when you multiply the savings over the average life of the system.

Increased Comfort

As air conditioners age, they don’t always keep you quite as cool. With cutting edge systems like the Trane XV20i TruComfort air conditioner, however, you can look forward to unbeatable comfort.

This system comes with Trane’s signature TruComfort system, which enables the air conditioner to vary its operating speed by tiny increments. This system also comes with a compressor sound insulator, so you won’t even know it’s working hard to keep your family cool.

Improved Indoor Air Quality

Along with cooling your home, air conditioners are responsible for keeping your indoor air clean. The newest air conditioners offer indoor air quality technology that’s better than ever, offering superior air purification, humidity control and even ventilation.

When you invest in a Trane air conditioner, you can even add the Trane CleanEffects filtration system. This helps eliminate pollen, dust, mold and other airborne pollutants from your home’s air supply.

If your home has long struggled with humidity or ventilation, most new air conditioners are compatible with HVAC add-ons. Ask our team about energy recovery ventilators and whole-home dehumidifiers to make your indoor air quality the best yet.

Enhanced Durability

Want to make sure your new air conditioner lasts as long as possible? Models like the Trane XL18i air conditioner are designed to perform at a high level for at least a decade.

The outdoor unit comes with a WeatherGuard II top, baked on powder paint, and WeatherGuard fasteners that resist corrosion to ensure that it can withstand any kind of weather. Even the outdoor coil is all aluminum, which ensures many years of high level performance.

More Options

Older air conditioners aren’t always compatible with high-tech features or add-ons, but most new cooling systems have a long list of options. For instance, if you’ve been waiting to invest in zoning systems or switch to a smart thermostat, you can finally do both with a new air conditioner. From custom cooling options to energy-efficient features, high-tech air conditioners have it all.

Whether you’re starting to think about investing in a new air conditioner or you’re ready to take the plunge, we’re at your service. Call the Averill Heating & Air Conditioning team at (314) 427-3825.

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