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What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner

What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner

An air conditioner replacement is a decision that will last you for the oncoming 10-15 years. You want to make sure you’re receiving the most out of your purchase and we plan to help you along with that. Here are some things you should know when the day comes for an air conditioner replacement.

Choosing the Properly Sized System

An improperly sized system may cost you in countless ways, from purchase price to cost of operation. You’ll want to have an expert stopover and determine a load calculation on your space. Load calculations used to be made using an educated guess and were mostly based 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 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 investing in a new system, you’ll want to be sure 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 spacious enough, have kinks in them or have any blockage -- those could cause your system to lack efficiency. Your system’s performance is affected 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 higher efficiency takes less energy to cool your home which means lower 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 picking the highest number. Some other ideas to take into account are the climate in your region, how often you’ll run your system and how long you’ll be spending time in your house.

Our experts can walk you through all of your inquiries regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We understand a new system is a major investment and we want to help you make the best decisions for the comfort of your home. If you are ready for a new system or have any questions or concerns regarding your home comfort give us a call at 478-784-1109 or schedule an appointment with us online.