What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner
An air conditioner replacement is a choice that will be with you for the upcoming 10-15 years. You want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your payment and we plan to help you along with that. Here are some tips you should know when the moment comes for an air conditioner replacement.
Choosing the Properly Sized System
An improperly sized system may cost you in countless ways, from purchase price to amount of operation. You’ll want to have a specialist come in and determine a load calculation on your home. Load calculations used to be made using an educated guess and were usually measured on a home’s square footage. Technology has come a long way and now, along with square footage, things such as: home foundation, window style 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 dispense air throughout your home. If you’re buying a new system, you’ll want to be certain that new system is running air through quality ducts and you’re not losing efficiency through leaks. Leakage isn’t the only complication to be found in your ducts. If your ducts are not large enough, have kinks in them or have any blockage -- those could cause your system to lose efficiency. Your system’s performance is impacted greatly by how well your ducts can circulate your air.
Your Replacement System’s SEER Rating
SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings measure the talent of your AC system. A system with higher efficiency takes less energy to lower temperatures in 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 to nearly 25. Deciding the proper rating for your home isn’t as obvious as picking 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 home.
Our professionals can guide 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 308-321-4703.