What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner

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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 remember when the day comes for an air conditioner replacement.

Choosing the Properly Sized System

An inadequately sized system may cost you in many ways, from purchase price to price of operation. You’ll want to have a professional come in and figure out a load calculation on your space. Load calculations used to be made using an educated guess and were usually 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 things 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 certain that new system is running 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 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 higher efficiency takes less energy to cool 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 as high as 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 home.

Our specialists can guide 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 top 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 407-908-8651 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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