What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner
An air conditioner replacement is a product that will stay with you for the oncoming 10-15 years. You want to make sure you’re catching the most out of your investment and we strive to help you along with that. Here are some pieces of knowledge you should have when the moment comes for an air conditioner replacement.
Choosing the Properly Sized System
An inadequately sized system may cost you in multiple ways, from purchase price to amount of operation. You’ll want to have a specialist visit and determine a load calculation on your space. Load calculations used to be made using an educated guess and were mostly 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 design and location, color of roofing, insulation and various other elements 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 buying 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 issue to be found in your ducts. If your ducts are not spacious enough, have kinks in them or have any obstructions -- those could cause your system to reduce efficiency. Your system’s performance is altered greatly by how well your ducts can distribute your air.
Your Replacement System’s SEER Rating
SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings measure the productivity of your AC system. A system with greater efficiency takes less energy to chill 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 getting to nearly 25. Deciding the proper rating for your home isn’t as simple as choosing the highest number. Some other things to take into account are the weather in your region, how often you’ll run your system and how long you’ll be residing in your household.
Our professionals can talk you through all of your questions regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We understand a new system is a huge 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 203-357-5913.