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By Platinum Team April 23, 2017

Upgrading Your A/C Unit: Is an Upgrade Right for You?

If your A/C unit is over the hill, it may be time for an upgrade. Upgrading can improve your home’s cooling and reduce your electricity bill by 47%-60% (Source: Energy Star and American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning). The ideal time to upgrade is now, before temperatures really heat up.

Is an upgrade right for me?

An upgrade is ideal if your current unit:

  • Is over 15 years of age.
  • Uses R22 Freon (this older Freon is being phased out due to environmental concerns).
  • Has a SEER rating below 11.

If any of these are true, upgrading will be worthwhile.

What are the benefits of upgrading?

Switching to a new unit can improve overall comfort within your home by providing more effective heating/cooling and quieter operation. Upgrading can substantially reduce your operating costs and help protect the environment by phasing out the R22 Freon that depletes the ozone. Data shows that you may even able to reduce your electricity bill by 47%-60% (Source: Energy Star and American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning).

What are the options in terms of systems and financing?

We offer competitive pricing on American Standard Silver, Gold and Platinum Series systems as well as budget-friendly Heil systems, and we are happy to quote other brands as desired too. We’ll help you secure extra savings through manufacturer rebates, SRP rebates and federal tax credits. We also have 0% and low-interest financing options if you don’t want to pay for the whole enchilada at once.

Tell me more about extra perks from Platinum.

If you choose to purchase a new American Standard Platinum Series system through us, you’ll also land an extra perk — one year of our Complete home warranty coverage for free. (Yep, that’s a full $450 plan!).

I’m interested. What should I do?

Give us a call today at 602.733.5000 to learn more about heating and cooling system upgrade options. We’ll help you assess the current state of your system and gauge whether an upgrade makes sense for you. If it won’t bring benefits in comfort or efficiency, we’ll be straight up and tell you!