What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner
An air conditioner replacement is a decision that will be with you for the upcoming 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 tips you should remember when the moment 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 amount of operation. You’ll want to have a professional stopover and figure out a load calculation on your home. 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 type and location, color of roofing, insulation and many other elements 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 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 interference -- 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 talent of your AC system. A system with higher 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 as high as 25. Defining the proper rating for your home isn’t as easy as picking 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 spending time in your home.
Our experts can guide you through all of your concerns regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We understand a new system is a major investment and we strive 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 408-215-1018.