What 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 getting the most out of your purchase and we plan 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 improperly sized system may cost you in many ways, from purchase price to cost of operation. You’ll want to have a specialist stopover and evaluate a load calculation on your home. Load calculations used to be made using an educated guess and were mostly 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 design and location, color of roofing, insulation and various other characteristics 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 buying a new system, you’ll want to be confident 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 big enough, have kinks in them or have any obstructions -- those could cause your system to lack efficiency. Your system’s performance is altered 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 better 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 getting up to 25. Deciding the proper rating for your home isn’t as easy as selecting the highest number. Some other knowledge 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 home.
Our experts can guide you through all of your concerns regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We realize a new system is a major investment and we want to help you make the top decisions for the comfort of your home. If you are ready for a new system or have any questions or concerns regarding your home comfort give us a call at 772-247-2283.