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 stay with you for the next 10-15 years. You want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your purchase and we strive to help you along with that. Here are some tips you should have 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 cost of operation. You’ll want to have a professional come in and figure out a load calculation on your home. 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 design 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 moving 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 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 efficiency of your AC system. A system with higher 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 reaching to nearly 25. Defining the proper rating for your home isn’t as easy as choosing the highest number. Some other ideas to take into account are the weather in your region, how often you’ll run your system and how long you’ll be spending time in your household. Our professionals can walk you through all of your concerns regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We realize a new system is a major 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 469-617-3437 or schedule an appointment with us online.