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 receiving the most out of your investment and we plan to help you along with that. Here are some things you should have when the day comes for an air conditioner replacement.
Choosing the Properly Sized System
An inappropriately sized system may cost you in countless ways, from purchase price to cost of operation. You’ll want to have an expert visit and evaluate a load calculation on your house. Load calculations used to be made using an educated guess and were basically based on a home’s square footage. Technology has come a long way and now, along with square footage, things such as: home foundation, window design and location, color of roofing, insulation and many other things 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 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 big enough, have kinks in them or have any interference -- those could cause your system to lack efficiency. Your system’s performance is affected greatly by how well your ducts can move 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 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 as high as 25. Defining the proper rating for your home isn’t as obvious as selecting the highest number. Some other things to take into account are the temperature in your region, how often you’ll run your system and how long you’ll be spending time in your household.
Our specialists can talk 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 searching for a new system or have any questions or concerns regarding your home comfort give us a call at 641-316-9803.