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 receiving the most out of your payment and we plan to help you along with that. Here are some pieces of knowledge you should know when the day 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 cost of operation. You’ll want to have a specialist visit and figure out a load calculation on your space. Load calculations used to be made using an educated guess and were basically determined 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 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 buying 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 problem to be found in your ducts. If your ducts are not large enough, have kinks in them or have any obstructions -- those could cause your system to reduce efficiency. Your system’s performance is altered greatly by how well your ducts can distribute 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 bargain utility bills. The federally mandated SEER rating for new air conditioners is 13 or 14 depending your region, with a ratings going to nearly 25. Determining the proper rating for your home isn’t as easy as choosing 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 living in your home.
Our professionals can guide you through all of your inquiries regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We realize 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 searching for a new system or have any questions or concerns regarding your home comfort give us a call at 201-268-5663.