What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner

What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner

An air conditioner replacement is a choice that will last you for the next 10-15 years. You want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your purchase and we strive to help you along with that. Here are some tips you should have when the day comes for an air conditioner replacement.

Choosing the Properly Sized System

An inadequately sized system may cost you in countless 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 measured on a home’s square footage. Technology has come a long way and now, along with square footage, things such as: home foundation, window type and location, color of roofing, insulation and multiple other characteristics 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 confident that new system is pushing air through quality ducts and you’re not losing efficiency through leaks. Leakage isn’t the only complication 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 move your air.

Your Replacement System’s SEER Rating

SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings measure the productivity of your AC system. A system with greater efficiency takes less energy to lower temperatures in your home which means cheaper utility bills. The federally mandated SEER rating for new air conditioners is 13 or 14 depending your region, with a ratings getting to nearly 25. Defining the proper rating for your home isn’t as obvious as choosing the highest number. Some other things to take into account are the temperature in your region, how often you’ll run your system and how long you’ll be living in your household.

Our professionals can talk you through all of your concerns regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We recognize a new system is a huge investment and we wish to help you make the best decisions for the comfort of your home. If you are searching for a new system or have any questions or concerns regarding your home comfort give us a call at 561-533-6066 .

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