What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner06/06/2016What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner An air conditioner replacement is a product 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 pieces of knowledge 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 countless ways, from purchase price to amount of operation. You’ll want to have a specialist visit and determine a load calculation on your space. Load calculations used to be made using an educated guess and were usually measured 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 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 getting 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 issue to be found in your ducts. If your ducts are not large enough, have kinks in them or have any obstructions -- those could cause your system to lose 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 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 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 climate in your region, how often you’ll run your system and how long you’ll be spending time in your household. Our professionals can talk you through all of your concerns regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We realize a new system is a huge investment and we strive 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 772-335-3232 or schedule an appointment with us online.