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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 product that will be with you for the next 10-15 years. You want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your purchase and we want to help you along with that. Here are some things you should know when the moment comes for an air conditioner replacement.

Choosing the Properly Sized System

An inappropriately sized system may cost you in many ways, from purchase price to amount of operation. You’ll want to have an expert stopover and evaluate a load calculation on your space. 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 multiple other characteristics 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 sure that new system is pushing 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 blockage -- those could cause your system to reduce efficiency. Your system’s performance is altered greatly by how well your ducts can circulate your air.

Your Replacement System’s SEER Rating

SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings measure the talent of your AC system. A system with higher 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 reaching to nearly 25. Defining the proper rating for your home isn’t as obvious as choosing the highest number. Some other things 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 realize a new system is a considerable investment and we want to help you make the top 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 706-722-5304 or schedule an appointment with us online.