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How Old Is Your Air Conditioner?

An old sad air conditioner.

Does your air conditioner sound like it’s on its last legs? It still works, but it jiggles and wiggles or doesn’t shoot out air as it used too. Don’t wait until it fails to buy a new one. You could be losing out on important rebates by waiting.

Age is the enemy for most machines. All air conditioners break down eventually, so replacing it early keeps you from going through extreme temperatures during the summer.

People Don’t Think About Air Conditioners

The furnace is often in your face. You see it every time you visit the basement, but your central air unit isn’t even in the house. It’s not the most attractive feature, so it’s placed in some corner where it can sit and be forgotten…until you need it.

You may even pass by it every day, but it melts into the background like a chameleon. It’s only when it starts acting up that you notice it.

You’ll likely go through many years of problem free use, especially if you have it cleaned and inspected every year by the Town & Country Services technicians, but eventually, wear and tear takes its toll. If our technicians see this during an inspection, we’ll let you know and help you choose a proper replacement.

Older AC Units Aren’t Energy Efficient

As time goes on, machines become more energy efficient and cost less to operate. Older machines naturally are less energy efficient, but when you add the impacts of age, then energy efficiency lowers even more.

We all hate seeing our electric bill during the hottest months of summer, so anything that saves us money is a good thing. In fact, the machines can end up paying for itself in the long run, especially when you take into account any rebates you get from the manufacturer.

If your AC unit is 10 years or older or looking a little worse for wear, consider replacing it now before it fails completely.

Rebates, Rebates, Rebates

A rebate is when the manufacturer or utility company gives you money for buying a product that is energy efficient. It’s an additional saving than what you get from the company you purchased the unit from.

If you replace a working air conditioner, often the rebate is larger than if you replace a non-functioning system.

Traditionally, you have to purchase the item at full price and then the rebate is sent in the mail, but Town & Country makes collecting your rebate a snap. They will fill out all the paperwork and deduct the value of the rebate from your invoice. There’s no waiting for extra savings.

If you’re interested in learning more about our air conditioning services or you’re looking into buying a new unit, then contact us today.