Base Your Decision on Comfort, Not Budget
When faced with a purchase decision, a minimum or standard efficiency cooling system is often the path of least resistance. It’s usually the least expensive option, initially. Given the real possibility of increases in minimum efficiency ratings, the new base-efficiency system’s rating is likely the same or greater than that of your old system. It’s easy to rationalize this default decision. But, with the insight we’re about to provide, it will be just as easy to see the wisdom of upgrading to a high-efficiency cooling system.
Let’s start by considering the three basic goals of a central heating and cooling system:
- Consistent heating and cooling
- Humidity control
- Cost-efficient operation
These objectives are interrelated and best achieved by a high-efficiency cooling system. However, most current minimum-efficiency air conditioners just don’t have the upgraded key components to make that happen.
Often times, a decision is made to repair an older, less efficient unit instead of replacing it with a newer, energy-efficient unit due to the high cost of a new system. Consumer financing can be an effective tool to fit a new system into your budget without breaking the bank, while unlocking savings through reduced energy usage when compared to older, less-efficient units. Moreover, consumer financing can cover the cost of an extended service plan to minimize any out of pocket expenses you face for the term of the extended service plan.
Ask us whether consumer financing makes sense for your family.