What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner

What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner

An air conditioner replacement is a product that will stay with you for the next 10-15 years. You want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your payment and we want to help you along with that. Here are some pieces of knowledge you should know when the moment comes for an air conditioner replacement.

Choosing the Properly Sized System

An inadequately sized system may cost you in countless ways, from purchase price to cost of operation. You’ll want to have a professional stopover and determine a load calculation on your house. Load calculations used to be made using an educated guess and were basically based on a home’s square footage. Technology has gone a long way and now, along with square footage, things such as: home foundation, window style and location, color of roofing, insulation and many 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 getting a new system, you’ll want to be confident that new system is pushing 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 large enough, have kinks in them or have any blockage -- those could cause your system to lack efficiency. Your system’s performance is impacted greatly by how well your ducts can distribute your air.

Your Replacement System’s SEER Rating

SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings measure the efficiency of your AC system. A system with greater 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 getting up to 25. Determining the proper rating for your home isn’t as easy as selecting the highest number. Some other knowledge to take into account are the temperature 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 realize a new system is a major investment and we strive 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 641-753-3563.

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