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Is It Time to Upgrade Your Home’s Aging Air Conditioner?

The signs are there. Your A/C unit is 10-15 years old, or older; it’s making loud noises; when it needs repairs they are getting more expensive; and most of all your home is not as comfortable as it should be.  If you’ve checked two or three of these boxes then it is probably time to upgrade to a new, more energy efficient A/C unit.

energy saving sign postHere are a number of good reasons for upgrading your HVAC system this summer.

Save Money
A new energy efficient air conditioner will save you money.  How much depends on several factors. How old is the unit you are replacing, how much insulation you have in your home, and your thermostat settings.

A new air conditioner can lower cooling costs by as much as 20-50 percent. Look for an Energy Star model air conditioner that consumes even less power to save even more money.

Faster Cooling
New AC units reach their cooling temperature much faster. You get to enjoy comfortable, cool air faster, and your AC unit doesn’t run for as long per cycle. A/C units with variable speed motors help create more even temperatures throughout your home eliminating cold corners or hot spots.

Breathe Healthier Air
Because newer HVAC systems have quality air filtration systems, they may also improve air quality by removing dust, stopping or preventing mold growth, and drying up excess moisture. If you or anyone in your home suffers from dust allergies, you could see a big improvement with a new system.

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There are a number of advantages that come with installing a new air conditioner.

Eliminate Repair Costs
Older A/C units can become very costly to maintain. Those that require R-22 refrigerant will find that as this product is phased out, it has become difficult to get and very expensive.

The cost of service calls can add up when you’re A/C unit requires frequent attention.  One of the benefits of buying a new air conditioner is that they offer warranties that cover the costs of parts and labor.

Live In A Quieter Home
Properly sized, optimally running equipment will make a big difference in your overall comfort and enjoyment. By taking into consideration proper air and duct sealing, insulation, weatherization of windows and doors, climate, and square footage before installation, you will spend less time and money maintaining your equipment and live in a quieter home.

Increase Your Property Value
A newer, more efficient system can help your property stand out above the competition if you plan to sell your home. Make sure though, that what you install is a higher efficiency model that can be compared favorably to those being found in newer homes.

Get an A/C Check Up
Mecko's AC checkup offerThere’s an easy way to get an assessment of your    A/C’s condition.  Ask a reputable HVAC contractor to do a multiple point service call.  Based on your feedback, you will have a better idea of when you may need to replace your unit.

Mecko’s A/C Super Tune-Up Offer
Mecko’s Heating & Cooling is currently offering its A/C Super Tune-Up Special. Meckos will perform an11-Point inspection of your air conditioning system for $79.00. To schedule an appointment online go to Service Request or call us at 765-447-7555.


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  • P.O. Box 4982
  • Lafayette, IN
  • 47903

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Contact Info

  • 765-447-7555 phone
  • 765-448-2988 fax
  • P.O. Box 4982
  • Lafayette, IN
  • 47903