AC systems in the Sarasota are exposed to ocean air and warm, humid weather throughout much of the year. It is important to choose a quality air conditioner with durable components that can keep your home comfortable. With so many new AC features available today, making the right purchase decision might be easier said than done. Take it step by step and consider the lifetime costs of your investment for an accurate assessment of your choices.

AC Replacement and Lifetime Costs

When thinking about air conditioning for your Sarasota home, you will need to consider the actual price of the system as well as how long-term energy savings offset the purchase price and installation costs. The advantage of a modern system is the improvement in quality and performance that provide the kind of savings over time that justify that initial higher cost. Modern systems that are more efficient, receive the Energy Star label. Your true investment is the lifetime costs which include the sum of first costs, estimated operating expenses, and estimated maintenance and repairs for the life of the new AC.

Quality AC Replacement

If you haven’t shopped for an air conditioning unit in a long time, you’re likely to find new technologies not available in your older system. Even comfort controls, such as WiFi thermostats, which offer remote access from your smartphone, laptop, tablet or other device, so that you can make updates to your system from anywhere at any time.

Efficiency ratings have seen dramatic improvements, too. New high-efficiency models can deliver up to 50 percent energy savings compared to older models. Standard AC models won’t deliver quite the energy savings as higher-efficiency options. High-efficiency AC systems generally offer variable-speed technologies for better air flow. Variable-speed or multi-stage technologies maintain smooth and even temperatures by ramping up or down to meet real-time cooling needs. This often translates into less wear, fewer repairs, and a longer life span when compared with single-stage models.

For more information about AC replacement and lifetime costs, contact Custom Air & Plumbing today at 888-856-4507. We’ve proudly served residents and businesses in Sarasota and Manatee Counties for more than 20 years.