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 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 specialist visit and figure out a load calculation on your house. 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 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 investing in 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 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 productivity of your AC system. A system with higher efficiency takes less energy to cool 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 simple 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 home.
Our specialists can walk you through all of your questions regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We realize a new system is a huge 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 715-352-4052.