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 tips you should remember when the time comes for an air conditioner replacement.
Choosing the Properly Sized System
An improperly sized system may cost you in many ways, from purchase price to price of operation. You’ll want to have an expert come in and determine a load calculation on your space. Load calculations used to be made using an educated guess and were usually 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 type and location, color of roofing, insulation and various other elements factor into a home’s load calculation.
Check for Duct Leakage and Damage
Your ducts are what move air throughout your home. If you’re getting 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 large 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 circulate your air.
Your Replacement System’s SEER Rating
SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings measure the productivity of your AC system. A system with better efficiency takes less energy to lower temperatures in your home which means cheaper utility bills. The federally mandated SEER rating for new air conditioners is 13 or 14 depending your region, with a ratings reaching as high as 25. Deciding the proper rating for your home isn’t as obvious as choosing 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 residing in your house.
Our specialists can guide you through all of your concerns regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We recognize 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 ready for a new system or have any questions or concerns regarding your home comfort give us a call at 336-853-6070.