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Sep 03, 2020
posted by: McCall's Supply, Inc.
3 Mind-Blowing Facts About Old HVAC Units
Unless you have a brand-new house or just upgraded your heating and cooling system, you probably have an old HVAC unit. What’s that mean to you? Take a look at three mind-blowing facts about these aged units.
Fact #1: They Were Less Energy-Efficient
Older model HVAC units are significantly less energy efficient than newer ones. The EnergyStar program started in 1992, and appliances have been getting more and more efficient every year since. With an average life expectancy of around 15 years, if your system is even close to that, it’s using much more energy than a newer version.
Fact #2: Noise, Noise, Noise!
One big difference between the current HVAC systems and old models is the noise level. Old air conditioners and furnaces made much more noise than newer models do today. Advanced compressor and fan technology help reduce the noise level significantly.
Fact #3: Environmental Friendliness
Back in the old days, the coolant used in air conditioners were horrible for the planet. It had chlorine in it that contributed to the breakdown of the Earth’s ozone layer. The refrigerant used in new technology does not pose the same risks.
Fact #4: Less Effective
Old HVAC units were not as effective as new ones are today. Advances in technology, including air movement, thermostats, and energy use all help make modern heating and air conditioning much more effective than it was in years past.
Out with the Old, In with the New
How old is your HVAC unit? If it’s creeping up on the 10-15-year mark, it’s time to consider an upgrade. For more information on state-of-the-art heating and air conditioning, talk to the experts at your local McCall’s Supply, Inc. dealer today.