What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner

June 06, 2016

What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner

An air conditioner replacement is a product that will last you for the oncoming 10-15 years. You want to make sure you’re catching the most out of your payment and we plan to help you along with that. Here are some things you should know when the moment comes for an air conditioner replacement.

Choosing the Properly Sized System

An improperly sized system may cost you in multiple ways, from purchase price to amount of operation. You’ll want to have a professional visit and determine a load calculation on your space. Load calculations used to be made using an educated guess and were mostly based on a home’s square footage. Technology has gone a long way and now, along with square footage, things such as: home foundation, window style and location, color of roofing, insulation and multiple other elements factor into a home’s load calculation.

Check for Duct Leakage and Damage

Your ducts are what distribute air throughout your home. If you’re investing in a new system, you’ll want to be certain that new system is moving air through quality ducts and you’re not losing efficiency through leaks. Leakage isn’t the only problem to be found in your ducts. If your ducts are not spacious enough, have kinks in them or have any obstructions -- those could cause your system to lack efficiency. Your system’s performance is impacted greatly by how well your ducts can distribute your air.

Your Replacement System’s SEER Rating

SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings measure the efficiency of your AC system. A system with higher efficiency takes less energy to lower temperatures in your home which means lower utility bills. The federally mandated SEER rating for new air conditioners is 13 or 14 depending your region, with a ratings reaching up to 25. Deciding the proper rating for your home isn’t as simple as picking the highest number. Some other ideas to take into account are the weather in your region, how often you’ll run your system and how long you’ll be spending time in your household.

Our specialists can guide you through all of your concerns regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We understand a new system is a considerable investment and we want to help you make the top decisions for the comfort of your home. If you are looking for a new system or have any questions or concerns regarding your home comfort give us a call at 715-318-6728.