What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner

What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner

An air conditioner replacement is a product that will be with you for the oncoming 10-15 years. You want to make sure you’re catching the most out of your purchase and we strive to help you along with that. Here are some things you should remember when the moment 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 price of operation. You’ll want to have a specialist come in and figure out a load calculation on your home. 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 many 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 investing in a new system, you’ll want to be confident 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 spacious enough, have kinks in them or have any blockage -- those could cause your system to reduce efficiency. Your system’s performance is impacted greatly by how well your ducts can distribute your air.

Your Replacement System’s SEER Rating

SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings measure the efficiency of your AC system. A system with better efficiency takes less energy to chill your home which means bargain 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 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 spending time in your house.

Our specialists can walk you through all of your concerns regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We understand 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 looking for a new system or have any questions or concerns regarding your home comfort give us a call at 715-352-4052.

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