Old Air Conditioner? 6 Reasons To Replace It This Summer

Shipton's Heating and Cooling discusses 6 benefits of replacing your old air conditioner this summer.

How old is your air conditioner? 5 Years? 10 Years? 20 Years? 

Although it might still be working, your outdated AC unit could be doing more harm than good to your home, air, health and budget. 

After all, according to ENERGY STAR, an old air conditioner typically only last about 10 years. After that, it will usually start to go downhill. 

You’ll begin to see its decline in efficiency, comfort, value, safety and reliability. 

And choosing to ignore its old age won’t help the situation either. 

With enough AC Repair appointments, you’ll rack up some pretty costly maintenance bills. Leaving you to wonder whether paying for these repairs is really worth it. Or whether buying a new system would be a better investment. 

In this article, we discuss the value of replacing your air conditioner before it up and fails you. 

Don’t forget to read to the end and find out how you can win a FREE A/C this summer – on us!

6 Reasons Why You Need To Replace Your Ancient Air Conditioner 

1. Better Energy Efficiency 

Why replace an air conditioner that’s technically still working? The number one reason is to improve its EFFICIENCY. 

As mentioned above, an old air conditioner will last roughly 10 years. Once it nears this age, its efficiency can drastically decline – sucking up more energy and raising your summer utility bills. Not something any of us want to hear amid current inflation.

The solution? Replacing your old AC with an ENERGY STAR certified air conditioner. 

ENERGY STAR certification guarantees at least 10% MORE efficiency than Canada’s minimum standard.

In fact, some of today’s qualified units actually use 30-40% less energy than models made 10-15 years ago!

What does this mean for you?

  • Lower monthly energy bills.
  • Better cooling performance.
  • Better humidity balancing.
  • Improved ventilation and airflow.

Are you looking for an energy-efficient replacement for your ageing AC? This is it!

At Shipton’s Heating and Cooling, we ensure that each of our air conditioners is ENERGY STAR certified.

2. Cheaper Utility Bills

Have your energy bills skyrocketed in the last couple of years? If your usage patterns have not changed, this could mean that your ageing air conditioner is nearing its final days. 

Once your air conditioner starts to require more power to operate, that’s when you know it’s time to make the ENERGY STAR investment. 

These upgraded cooling systems have built-in, energy-saving features that keep your home cool all summer long – without burning a hole in your wallet!

3. Increased Home Value 

Nobody wants to buy a new home only to discover that the air conditioning has, or is, failing. 

That’s why many homebuyers today look at the age of your HVAC system before placing an offer. Because there are enough things to worry about as a new homebuyer without considering a broken AC. 

Replacing your old air conditioner with a modern model can help increase your home’s resale value! In fact, some realtors say it can even increase your home value up to 10%! 

4. Improved Air Quality

Did you know that your air conditioner can hugely impact your indoor air quality? 

Since the pandemic hit, air quality has become top-of-mind for many homeowners. In fact, we talked a lot about COVID-19 and its effect on indoor air quality over on our sister site – Shipton’s CleanAir Solutions!

You’ll also notice that we offered 4 keys to ensuring your HVAC system was COVID friendly. 

And, more recently, we’ve shared how air conditioner maintenance can help improve your indoor air quality. 

In all these articles, there is one thing in common – air conditioners can and do affect your indoor air quality. And caring for them properly makes all the difference!

When properly maintained, they can help reduce humidity and improve ventilation. Especially when you install optional add-ons like a whole-house humidifier, heat recovery ventilator or an air filtration system.

But here’s the catch…

These modern technologies may not be integrable with an older air conditioner.

Replacing your old AC with a modern system enables the installation of these indoor air quality products! 

5. Environmental Stewardship 

Taking better care of the environment is becoming more and more important. Especially as we begin to see the negative effects of poor environmental stewardship around us. 

Do you want to make a difference?

Install an ENERGY STAR certified air conditioner! 

As mentioned above, these certified air conditioners offer incredible energy and cost savings. But what we didn’t mention is that they can also help reduce your carbon footprint. 

Electricity use is a large factor in each person’s environmental footprint. After all, when renewable resources are not used, electricity generation can cause, 

a) Harmful greenhouse gas emissions, and 

b) Air pollution. 

The more energy needed to operate your home, the larger your environmental footprint is. 

By installing an energy-efficient air conditioner, you can reduce your carbon footprint and lessen your environmental impact. 

6. Fewer Repairs 

How often have you scheduled AC Repair in the last couple of years? 

When things get old, they get rickety. Or, in the case of an ancient air conditioner, NOISY!

Here’s what you shouldn’t be hearing from your HVAC system: 

  • Clanks 
  • Bangs 
  • Whines 
  • Screeches 
  • Grunts 
  • Sighs

To put it simply, if you’re air conditioner sounds like a large orchestra, something’s definitely wrong! 

And while we wouldn’t diagnose these sounds without an air conditioner tune-up appointment, our guess is that your system is on its last legs.

Win a Free Air Conditioner This Summer – On Us! 

Every year, Shipton’s runs an archaeological expedition to find the OLDEST working air conditioner in Hamilton, Ontario. 

Once we find the oldest one – we replace it with a brand new, FREE air conditioner! 

Here’s how it works:

For each new A/C system purchased from Shipton’s this June, we will record the age of the A/C system it’s replacing.

The customer with the OLDEST Air Conditioner still standing will receive a full refund on their new A/C equipment costs!

But hurry! If you’re planning on replacing your AC system this spring, now is the time. This contest is only running until June 30, 2022! And only ONE air conditioner is up for grabs. 

Full contest details are available HERE.


*Air Conditioner purchase is required to be entered into the contest. Labour Extra.

*Cannot be combined with other offers/promos.

*The winner will be announced in the first week of July.

Looking For Reliable Air Conditioning in Hamilton, Ontario? Contact Shipton’s Heating and Cooling

Don’t let your old air conditioner get the best of you! 

Our HVAC experts at Shiptons Heating and Cooling will ensure you have a cool and comfortable summer ahead. Give us a call today at 1-905-549-4616 or online

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