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Should I Get a Refrigerated AC Conversion This Year?

older blonde woman holding up her hair, thinking about a refrigerated AC conversionMany homeowners in El Paso ask this very question each year. Often times, the thought of a renovation project or the cost of a new AC unit deters them to wait yet another year. However, a refrigerated AC conversion does come with plenty of benefits. Making the switch will definitely improve the air conditioning in your home.

Should I Keep My Swamp Cooler Another Year?

A lot of homeowners do decide to put off a refrigerated AC conversion. They have their swamp cooler inspected and maintained and find out that it is still in good functioning condition, so they decide to wait another year. Often times, homeowners do everything they can to avoid the high cost of a new refrigerated air conditioner. This can work for many homeowners. However, refrigerator air units come with a higher cost for several reasons. First and foremost, this unit will last a great deal longer than a swamp cooler. On average a swamp cooler last about 7 to 10 years. If you purchased your swamp cooler last year it could be worth it to continue running it until you are ready for a refrigerated air unit. However, a refrigerated air unit will last 20 to 30 years. People often comment, a refrigerated unit costs about three times more than a swamp cooler. This can be true in most cases. However, it also will last that much longer. When you take into effect installation costs and the work that you will pay to constantly maintain a swamp cooler, you may end up saving more money in the long run.

What are the Benefits of a Refrigerated AC Conversion?

A refrigerated AC conversion offers plenty of benefits. First, you will definitely appreciate the better air quality in your home. A refrigerated unit does not use outside air pulled into your home to cool down the temperature. This is good news for family members that suffer from allergies. Unlike a swamp cooler, a refrigerated unit does not required water to cool your home either. This is what causes swamp coolers not to work during humid weather. Refrigerated air conditioners will cool your home down no matter what the weather is like outside.

What Does the Installation Process Entail?

Installing a new refrigerated AC first required a free consultation. A qualified technician will visit your home and find out the size of your floorplan.  They will make a recommendation based on this info as to what size and brand unit you should purchase. They will also look over your ductwork and ensure that it can sustain a new unit. In most cases, the current ductwork is fine. There are few cases when an older home requires some new ductwork to accommodate for a refrigerated air unit. Installation normally only takes a few days.

If you are considering making the switch to a refrigerated AC unit be sure to give us a call at Scott Heating and Cooling. We will be more than happy to inspect your home and current unit in order to make the proper recommendations. Contact us today for more info.


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