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3 Good Reasons To Replace Your Air Conditioner

“Have a very good reason for everything you do.” Laurence Olivier

Are you thinking that this may not be the right time to buy a new AC unit?

3 Good Reasons To Replace Your Air Conditioner

Better think again because buying a new one for you and your family may be one of the wisest decision you will make this 2020, especially if you are planning to:

Enjoy bigger energy savings

According to energy.gov.au, around 40% of a households energy consumption is caused by the heating and cooling system. This varies depending on the type of AC unit you are using.

An old type of AC consumes more electricity because its compressor runs continuously at a constant speed. It doesn’t have an automated cut-off that stops its compressor from working once the room reaches the desired temperature. The continuous running of the compressor means continuous electricity consumption.

In modern AC unit, the compressor has an automatic cut-off feature. Once it detects that the room has already reached the desired temperature, it will stop the consumption of energy. Therefore, your household’s electricity is reduced.

To ensure that your new AC is energy-efficient, you may refer to the star rating of appliances from energyrating.gov.au.

Do you need help in choosing an energy-efficient air conditioner? Wahoo Air Conditioning is here to assist you. We can supply you with top-brands of AC like Fujitsu, Daikin, and Hitachi.

Getting the Right Size

Another reason to replace your AC is its size. If your AC is not the right size for the room it’s serving, then most likely, it is not effectively cooling or heating that room.

Air conditioners have a cooling capacity. That capacity will determine if it is the right size of AC for a specific area. To make sure that you are using the right AC in your room or house, you may refer to the table below from Choice.com.au.

Air conditioning capacity requirement per room size

Room size

Example

Approximate AC capacity 

20m²

Kitchen, Bedroom, Study room

2 to 2.5kw

20 to 40m²

Small lounge, Bedroom with an ensuite

2.5 to 5kw

40 to 60m²

Large kitchen, Large bedroom, Mid-size lounge

4 to 6kw

60m² and above

Large lounge, open plan areas

5 to 9kw

Keep in mind that big doesn’t always mean better. Yes, a large AC can cool a room quickly. But that also means that it will also stop once its work is done. If that Ac doesn’t work long enough, it will not be able to remove and balance the room’s humidity longer.

As a result, the moisture is not extracted by the AC and it will feel sticky and foggy in the room. So if your current AC is not the right size for your home, give yourself a favour by replacing it and get a more accurate unit.

If you’re having a problem in choosing the right AC size for your home, talking to an expert air conditioning contractor will be wise. They can help accurately assess your home and supply you with the correct AC size.

 

Avoid Frequent Repair Requests

Repairs are not bad, but frequent repairs are something you may want to think carefully. You can consider it as part of the overall maintenance of your AC unit. However, if the repairs are costing you half or even more than the amount of a new AC, then you can count it as a concrete reason to replace your AC.

Australian AC technicians charge per hour for AC repairs. This will still vary depending on the area and scope of repair to be done. For a domestic AC, the repair fee can range around $80 to $180 per hour.

So, if you want to save more money, keeping an old AC unit that needs frequent repair is not a good choice.  Buying a new AC unit that has advance technology features may cost you a big amount upfront, but later on, you will see that you’re saving more money from not spending on AC repair.

Are you now ready to replace your old AC?

With the ability to cool or heat a room, perhaps we can consider AC as one of the most essential appliances at home. It helps us get the most comfortable temperature to relax in at home.

Through proper cleaning and maintenance, you can keep your unit at its top operating condition. But even so, it will still come to age. As your AC unit gets old, its performance will be reduced until it won’t be able to work efficiently anymore.

It’s okay. It has served you well. Let it rest and allow your home to stay cozy by getting a new air conditioner.

Call Wahoo Air Conditioning today! We can supply you with the top brands of AC like Daikin, Fujitsu and MyAir. We can also provide you with the AC installation, repair, and maintenance in Clontarf, Balmoral, Bribie Island, Bulimba, Green Slopes, Hawthorne, Morningside, Noosa, North Brisbane, North Lakes, Redcliffe, South Brisbane, and North Lakes.

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