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But aren’t air conditioners bad?

Air conditioners, when used excessively, can be costly to run and a drain on the electricity grid. But the technology has improved significantly, which means that a split system air conditioner will use much less power than they used to.

In fact, it might be worth replacing with a newer, more efficient model if it’s:

  • Excessively noisy
  • Costly to repair
  • Costly to run
  • Producing uneven cooling or heating
  • Over seven years old

Learn more about how to choose the right air conditioner for your home in our Complete Guide to Choosing the Right Home Air Conditioner