What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner
An air conditioner replacement is a decision that will be with you for the upcoming 10-15 years. You want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your purchase and we want to help you along with that. Here are some things you should have when the moment comes for an air conditioner replacement.
Choosing the Properly Sized System
An improperly sized system may cost you in many ways, from purchase price to amount of operation. You’ll want to have a specialist stopover and determine a load calculation on your house. Load calculations used to be made using an educated guess and were basically determined on a home’s square footage. Technology has moved a long way and now, along with square footage, things such as: home foundation, window design and location, color of roofing, insulation and many other characteristics factor into a home’s load calculation.
Check for Duct Leakage and Damage
Your ducts are what dispense 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 issue to be found in your ducts. If your ducts are not spacious enough, have kinks in them or have any interference -- 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 productivity of your AC system. A system with better efficiency takes less energy to chill your home which means bargain utility bills. The federally mandated SEER rating for new air conditioners is 13 or 14 depending your region, with a ratings going as high as 25. Defining the proper rating for your home isn’t as obvious as picking the highest number. Some other ideas to take into account are the climate in your region, how often you’ll run your system and how long you’ll be living in your home.
Our specialists can walk you through all of your inquiries regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We understand 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 ready for a new system or have any questions or concerns regarding your home comfort give us a call at 561-533-6066 .