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Are you on the fence about whether it’s time to replace your old air conditioning unit? Many homeowners have heard rumors that they could save more money if they decide to go with a new unit. However, they aren’t really sure whether the savings will offset the initial cost of the air conditioner. You might want to start to consider just how much money your current unit could be costing you first.

It is true that your old air conditioning unit is likely costing you hard-earned money on a monthly basis compared to a newer model. Here are just a few of the ways that your old unit might be racking up unexpected bills for you.

Monthly Electric Bills

The most obvious way that your current air conditioning unit is costing you money is with the monthly electric bill. Older units are far less energy efficient than their newer counterparts. The SEER rating of a unit determines the cooling output compared to the amount of electricity used by the air conditioner. Depending on how old your unit is, it may only have a SEER rating of eleven or less.

Newer units should start around a SEER rating of thirteen or more, depending on how much money you are willing to spend. Higher ratings are typically associated with higher costs. However, these higher ratings can definitely save you money on your monthly cooling costs. If you aren’t sure whether the cost savings would be worth the initial outlay of funds, here is a comparison calculator to help. Simply put in the SEER rating of your current unit and the SEER of the proposed new unit.

To give you an example of how much you can save, going from a SEER of 9 to a SEER of 13 can save you almost $450 per year.

Repair Bills

As your unit gets older, it is normal to see a sudden increase in the number of repair bills coming your way. Once your unit is officially ten to fifteen years old, you need to start considering replacing it instead of repairing it. Your unit might actually be costing you more in repair bills than you realize. Consider how much you must spend on more frequent maintenance and small parts even before the major repair bills start coming in.

The average repair bill for an air conditioner is right around $337. With a few of these on your tab at the end of a short period of time, you are really spending money that could be going toward your new unit. Consider whether the excessive repairs are truly necessary or whether you should just take the plunge and save hundreds of dollars by purchasing a new unit immediately.

Making the decision to ditch your old air conditioner to save money can be difficult. After all, purchasing a brand-new unit is expensive at first. You can save more money with it over time when you purchase a more energy efficient unit though. When you’re ready to make that decision, you need to contact Classic Air Conditioning, the top air conditioning repair in Boerne. Be sure to give us a call today!

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Karrie Mikle
Karrie Mikle
2022-05-06
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Everyone I have dealt with at Classic over the last several years always go the extra mile with customer service. Reliable, pleasant and knowledgeable team - especially JOEY SCALA!
Sarah Rogers
Sarah Rogers
2022-05-03
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Eddie, Isaac and saul did amazing work, talked to me about everything, and made sure they installed my new ac properly. Thank yall so much!
CHERYL SCHILLINGS
CHERYL SCHILLINGS
2022-04-18
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William Bragg
William Bragg
2022-04-08
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We've been using Classic Air Conditioning & Heating Services for the past five years to include Installation of new units (flawless by the way), bi-annual check-ups that are scheduled and carried out without a second thought on my part, and in emergencies (backed up drain in the bathroom with a response time in under 24 hours to troubleshoot the problem). Their technicians are master's at their craft, personable, and cut to the chase on his service calls. I never feel like I'm being given the run around or a sales pitch with this company. Today, Mitchell Wesch went above and beyond walking us through what was happening and provided a multitude of options and expected timelines for future repairs. Once again, a great example of exemplary customer service. He was able to troubleshoot the problem with zero delay. We're ready for the Texas summer, and are already looking forward to the next scheduled service call. Thank you Classic Services for keeping our home healthy and happy.
Sondra Von Gyllenband
Sondra Von Gyllenband
2022-04-08
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These folks are kind and helpful. They will above and beyond to assist. They make sure what needs to be done is done. Sondra
Lexie Gillotti
Lexie Gillotti
2022-04-06
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Theresa did an amazing job! She informed me about everything she was doing and took extra pictures so I could have them for my record. She was quick but still answered all my questions. She definitely saved the day when my condensor froze over on the coldest day of the year, leaving my family in the cold. She was out at my house within the hour and had everything fixed in minutes.
MARIE ORTEGA
MARIE ORTEGA
2022-03-29
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Very professional presentation and very very quick arrival day Same Day to our needs much better than anyone in San Antonio, very disappointed with services from San Antonio. Importantly corrected our problem in same day. Took their time and gave advice and great great pricing. Won’t go anywhere else. Will always consider local businesses instead.
Jeffrey Fields
Jeffrey Fields
2022-03-26
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Jan Smith
Jan Smith
2022-03-10
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Stephanie Corona
Stephanie Corona
2022-02-23
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Well, once again, Classic comes to the rescue. I am on their yearly maintenance plan and yesterday Nate showed up for a late afternoon service call. Nate was professional, friendly and knowledgeable. This company never ceases to impress me. From the person that answers the phone to the people that come out to help. ALWAYS on time, responsive and caring. GREAT JOB NATE!!!

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