What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner
An air conditioner replacement is a choice that will be with you for the upcoming 10-15 years. You want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your payment and we strive to help you along with that. Here are some tips you should remember when the time 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 a specialist visit and figure out 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 moved a long way and now, along with square footage, things such as: home foundation, window style and location, color of roofing, insulation and many 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 buying a new system, you’ll want to be certain 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 blockage -- those could cause your system to lack efficiency. Your system’s performance is affected greatly by how well your ducts can move your air.
Your Replacement System’s SEER Rating
SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings measure the talent 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 choosing 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 living in your household.
Our professionals can guide you through all of your questions regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We understand a new system is a major investment and we strive to help you make the leading 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 850-250-0335.