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 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 want to help you along with that. Here are some things you should know when the time 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 cost 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 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 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 buying a new system, you’ll want to be sure that new system is pushing 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 spacious enough, have kinks in them or have any interference -- those could cause your system to lose efficiency. Your system’s performance is altered greatly by how well your ducts can circulate your air.

Your Replacement System’s SEER Rating

SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings measure the efficiency of your AC system. A system with greater efficiency takes less energy to chill your home which means lower utility bills. The federally mandated SEER rating for new air conditioners is 13 or 14 depending your region, with a ratings going up to 25. Determining the proper rating for your home isn’t as easy as selecting 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 residing in your household.

Our experts can talk you through all of your questions regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We understand a new system is a considerable 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 850-682-5509 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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