Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - With summer rapidly approaching, now is an appropriate time to think about the air-conditioning units in your Puerto Vallarta property and to make sure you have booked a maintenance appointment to have them serviced and ready for heavier use throughout the hot and steamy summer months.
But is it time to replace, add to or update the air-conditioning in your Puerto Vallarta condo or home? The average lifespan of a well-maintained mini-split AC unit is about 12 years, and window units have a general lifespan of around 6 years. If it is time to replace or upgrade your air conditioning units, you will likely want to think about making the change to an inverter system.
What's the difference? Essentially, a non-inverter AC provides fixed cooling using fixed power with the compressor running at a fixed speed, meaning the compressor must start and stop when required, while an inverter air-conditioning has a controllable compressor that provides the exact amount of cooling as needed.
So what does all that mean to a homeowner? Here are the advantages of an inverter air conditioning system:
• They are 30% to 60% cheaper to run as they consume less power, meaning substantial savings on your electricity bill.
• The start up time is reduced by 30%, cooling your home to the desired temperature much more quickly.
• No temperature fluctuations, meaning a consistently comfortable home environment.
• Longer lifespan, with most brands averaging 15 to 20 years before requiring replacement.
The drawback of installing an inverter AC in your home or condo? The price of each unit is higher than the cost of a mini-split air-conditioner. But if you use your air-conditioning regularly through the summer months, the energy savings will offset the initial investment over time, and it will increase the resale value of your Puerto Vallarta property.
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Since 1997, Wayne Franklin and his team at Tropicasa Realty have been a trusted name in Puerto Vallarta real estate. Tropicasa Realty is a regional representative of Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate and, with over 100 years of combined experience in real estate, all agents of the company are affiliated with AMPI as well as being International members of the U.S. National Association of Realtors. Wayne Franklin or any member of his knowledgeable team can be contacted in-person at their Romantic Zone Office - Pulpito 145-A at Olas Altas. While in PV they can be reached at (322) 222-6505 or by calling 866-978-5539 (Toll-Free) from the U.S.
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