Over the past few months, the HVAC professionals have all told me that I needed to have my AC unit replaced.
- It was old, constantly breaking down, and it was essentially a money pit.
My monthly utility bills were always high, and I couldn’t remember what a normal utility bill looked like. Instead of doing my own research, I bought the high efficiency AC unit that the HVAC professionals recommended to me. They told me that my monthly utility bills would drop by 15% and I’d save money in the long run by not having to fix the AC unit all the time. I was really looking forward to cool air in my house that wasn’t going to cost me a fortune. Once the new AC unit was installed, I ran it on my normal temperature settings to really test out the efficiency. However, when I got my next utility bill in the mail, it wasn’t that much lower. It definitely wasn’t 15% lower, and I was furious! I called a different HVAC professional to get a different opinion on the matter. When he assessed my HVAC system and my house, he told me that my windows were so old that a lot of the HVAC treated air was escaping. Even though my AC unit was brand new, all the cool air it was making was leaving my house due to my windows! Now, I have to deal with a window problem. When it rains, it pours. At least I tried.