What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner
An air conditioner replacement is a product that will stay with you for the upcoming 10-15 years. You want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your purchase and we strive to help you along with that. Here are some things you should know when the moment comes for an air conditioner replacement.
Choosing the Properly Sized System
An inappropriately sized system may cost you in multiple ways, from purchase price to amount of operation. You’ll want to have a specialist stopover and evaluate a load calculation on your home. Load calculations used to be made using an educated guess and were mostly measured on a home’s square footage. Technology has moved a long way and now, along with square footage, things such as: home foundation, window design and location, color of roofing, insulation and various other things 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 moving 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 spacious enough, have kinks in them or have any interference -- 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 productivity of your AC system. A system with higher efficiency takes less energy to cool 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 as high as 25. Defining the proper rating for your home isn’t as simple as selecting the highest number. Some other knowledge to take into account are the climate in your region, how often you’ll run your system and how long you’ll be residing in your household.
Our experts can walk you through all of your inquiries regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We understand a new system is a major investment and we strive to help you make the best 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 734-363-8907.