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Are Old and New Comfort Systems Made the Same?

Technology is always changing, and this is especially true when it comes to heating and air conditioning systems. Though HVAC systems might look similar and continue to cool the house properly, newer models have some distinct changes. There are a few key differences between newer and older styles of comfort systems.

More Eco-Friendly Designs

Newer comfort systems use R-410A refrigerant. This is a more environmentally friendly refrigerant than the R-22 refrigerant and other coolants that have the potential to cause problems with the ozone layer. Newer models also tend to have modulating technology that means they do not require as much electricity to work.

Reduced Energy Consumption

Huntsville and North Alabama’s residents who get Garrison and Garrison to install a new air conditioner often report how surprised they are by the reduction in their energy bills. This happens because newer models only use about 1,700 watts of energy to cool the average-sized home while older models may use up to 6,000 watts.

Improved Home Comfort

Unlike HVAC systems that run at a single fixed speed, new systems have the option of variable speed air distribution. This lets your system change the speeds at which it sends warm or cool air through the home, so you get more even temperatures and a system that is more sensitive to changes.

Less Noise While Running

Older systems tend to have a reputation for being a little noisy when they turn on and off. Thanks to changes in fan blade shape and modern compressor technology, air conditioning systems are now very quiet. Some models are so discreet it is difficult to tell if they are even running.

Contact Garrison and Garrison

With all the benefits people can get from newer comfort system models, it is no surprise that many are choosing to replace their system. Garrison and Garrison is happy to help out with new system installations, and we also offer plenty of other great repair and maintenance services for HVAC systems. You can learn more about the help we provide by giving us a call today at 256-859-8500.

Garrison and Garrison is a fully licensed and insured HVAC contractor. We have served the heating and cooling needs of the Tennessee Valley for more than 45 years. We are an independently owned American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning Dealer.