What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner06/06/2016What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner An air conditioner replacement is a product that will be with you for the upcoming 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 have when the moment 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 an expert visit and evaluate a load calculation on your house. Load calculations used to be made using an educated guess and were mostly determined on a home’s square footage. Technology has come 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 dispense air throughout your home. If you’re getting a new system, you’ll want to be certain 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 large 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 productivity of your AC system. A system with better 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 going up to 25. Defining the proper rating for your home isn’t as simple as selecting the highest number. Some other ideas to take into account are the temperature in your region, how often you’ll run your system and how long you’ll be residing in your home. Our experts can guide you through all of your inquiries regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We recognize a new system is a huge investment and we wish 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 214-261-0034 or schedule an appointment with us online.