What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner
An air conditioner replacement is a choice that will last you for the oncoming 10-15 years. You want to make sure you’re catching the most out of your payment and we plan to help you along with that. Here are some tips you should know when the time comes for an air conditioner replacement.
Choosing the Properly Sized System
An improperly sized system may cost you in multiple ways, from purchase price to cost of operation. You’ll want to have a specialist stopover and evaluate a load calculation on your space. Load calculations used to be made using an educated guess and were usually measured 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 many other characteristics 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 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 lose 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 productivity of your AC system. A system with better efficiency takes less energy to chill 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 going as high as 25. Deciding the proper rating for your home isn’t as easy as selecting the highest number. Some other things to take into account are the climate in your region, how often you’ll run your system and how long you’ll be living in your house.
Our professionals can walk you through all of your inquiries regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We recognize a new system is a considerable investment and we want to help you make the leading 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 314-262-4541.