What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner
An air conditioner replacement is a choice that will stay with you for the next 10-15 years. You want to make sure you’re catching the most out of your payment and we want 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 multiple ways, from purchase price to cost of operation. You’ll want to have an expert come in and determine a load calculation on your house. Load calculations used to be made using an educated guess and were mostly measured on a home’s square footage. Technology has gone a long way and now, along with square footage, things such as: home foundation, window design and location, color of roofing, insulation and multiple other things factor into a home’s load calculation.
Check for Duct Leakage and Damage
Your ducts are what distribute air throughout your home. If you’re investing in a new system, you’ll want to be confident that new system is moving 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 large enough, have kinks in them or have any interference -- those could cause your system to reduce efficiency. Your system’s performance is affected 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 greater 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 going up to 25. Defining the proper rating for your home isn’t as obvious as choosing the highest number. Some other things 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 talk you through all of your inquiries regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We recognize a new system is a huge investment and we wish 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 270-358-3167.