What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner
An air conditioner replacement is a choice that will stay with you for the upcoming 10-15 years. You want to make sure you’re receiving the most out of your investment and we strive to help you along with that. Here are some things you should remember when the day 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 price of operation. You’ll want to have an expert visit and determine a load calculation on your space. Load calculations used to be made using an educated guess and were usually determined 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 dispense air throughout your home. If you’re investing in a new system, you’ll want to be confident that new system is running 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 large enough, have kinks in them or have any blockage -- those could cause your system to reduce efficiency. Your system’s performance is affected 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 cheaper 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. Defining the proper rating for your home isn’t as easy as selecting the highest number. Some other things to take into account are the weather in your region, how often you’ll run your system and how long you’ll be residing in your house.
Our specialists can talk you through all of your inquiries regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We recognize a new system is a major 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 407-477-6319.