What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner
An air conditioner replacement is a choice that will be with you for the oncoming 10-15 years. You want to make sure you’re receiving the most out of your payment and we strive to help you along with that. Here are some tips 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 many ways, from purchase price to amount of operation. You’ll want to have a professional stopover 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 type 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 move air throughout your home. If you’re investing in a new system, you’ll want to be sure 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 interference -- those could cause your system to lose efficiency. Your system’s performance is impacted greatly by how well your ducts can move your air.
Your Replacement System’s SEER Rating
SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings measure the efficiency of your AC system. A system with higher efficiency takes less energy to cool 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 to nearly 25. Determining the proper rating for your home isn’t as easy as choosing 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 home.
Our professionals can talk you through all of your concerns regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We recognize a new system is a considerable investment and we strive 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 361-265-4371.