What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner
An air conditioner replacement is a decision that will last you for the next 10-15 years. You want to make sure you’re receiving the most out of your purchase and we want to help you along with that. Here are some things you should know when the time comes for an air conditioner replacement.
Choosing the Properly Sized System
An inadequately sized system may cost you in many ways, from purchase price to cost 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 basically 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 investing in a new system, you’ll want to be certain 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 big enough, have kinks in them or have any obstructions -- those could cause your system to lack efficiency. Your system’s performance is impacted greatly by how well your ducts can move your air.
Your Replacement System’s SEER Rating
SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings measure the talent of your AC system. A system with better 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 up to 25. Determining the proper rating for your home isn’t as obvious as selecting the highest number. Some other ideas to take into account are the temperature in your region, how often you’ll run your system and how long you’ll be residing in your household.
Our specialists can talk you through all of your inquiries regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We realize a new system is a major investment and we want to help you make the leading 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 402-438-7992.