It’s the time of year when you might find a little extra of your money back in your pocket, and there are so many different ways to spend it. However, this is also the perfect time of year for an AC upgrade.
We know it’s a hard sell to convince you to spend your hard-earned tax refund on a new air conditioning unit. It’s tempting to spend the money on a vacation or a new wardrobe, but there’s convincing evidence that suggests that upgrading your air conditioning unit may actually make your money go further.
At Gator Air & Energy, our focus is to save our customers in Gainesville, FL, and the surrounding area money and energy, and we believe upgrading to a new energy-efficient air conditioner would be the best way to invest your tax refund.
1. A New AC Upgrade Will Increase the Value of Your Home
Here in Gainesville and the rest of Florida, homeowners rely on air-conditioning the majority of the year. The humidity combined with the heat makes living without air conditioning nearly impossible. So, here in Florida especially, air conditioning is a must-have in a home.
According to the National Association of Realtors, central air conditioning adds about 12 percent to the value of a home on average throughout the country. In the long run, you could end up making a nice profit by upgrading your air conditioning unit with a small amount of money from your tax refund.
2. A New AC Will Be More Energy-Efficient
Energy efficiency is not only great for the environment but can also save you money on your energy bills every month. Homeowners in Gainesville know the challenge of keeping their energy bills low, and upgrading your current air conditioner to an energy-efficient one would help you save money every month.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you reduce your air conditioning energy consumption by 20 – 50 percent just by switching to an energy-efficient air conditioning unit. We’re proud to install Trane units that are all Energy Star rated, which means their systems all meet or exceed the government’s minimum standards for energy efficiency.
Not only that, but part of our air conditioning installation process includes an in-home load calculation which ensures that you’re getting the right-sized unit for your home. This process maximizes your energy efficiency, and it comes standard with a new unit from us!
3. A New Air Conditioner Might Qualify for a Federal Credit
Not only will a new energy-efficient air conditioner save you money on your bills, but you may even get a tax credit back from the Federal Government for upgrading your air conditioner.
If you upgrade your air conditioning unit to a one that is rated as Energy Star Efficient, you may qualify for a tax credit up to $300. So, in addition to adding value to your home, you can also beef up your tax refund a little more!
4. A Upgraded AC Unit Will Improve Your Comfort
Energy efficiency and tax credits aside, upgrading your air conditioning unit is truly an investment in your family’s comfort in the home. When air conditioning is working well, your home is comfortable and becomes an oasis during the hot Florida days.
Most people use their tax refund for luxuries like televisions and other big-box purchases, but when your home is too hot to enjoy any of it, what good does it do? Air conditioning that works properly, cools your home efficiently and keeps your family comfortable all year long is a better investment in the long term.
Call Gator Air & Energy for Your New AC Upgrade
If you’ve decided to make an investment in your home with a new air conditioner, give us a call. We are the most energy-efficient HVAC contractor in Gainesville and our installation process ensures you’re getting the most efficient AC unit for your money. Make your green go further with a new air conditioning unit from us today!