What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner

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What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner

An air conditioner replacement is a choice that will stay with 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 things you should remember when the time comes for an air conditioner replacement.

Choosing the Properly Sized System

An improperly sized system may cost you in many ways, from purchase price to amount of operation. You’ll want to have a specialist visit and determine a load calculation on your house. Load calculations used to be made using an educated guess and were usually 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 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 certain 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 large enough, have kinks in them or have any blockage -- those could cause your system to reduce efficiency. Your system’s performance is altered greatly by how well your ducts can move your air.

Your Replacement System’s SEER Rating

SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings measure the efficiency of your AC system. A system with better efficiency takes less energy to cool 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 up to 25. Defining the proper rating for your home isn’t as obvious 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 living in your household.

Our professionals can talk you through all of your inquiries regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We understand a new system is a considerable investment and we strive 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 239-596-2645 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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