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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 last you for the next 10-15 years. You want to make sure you’re catching the most out of your payment and we plan to help you along with that. Here are some tips you should remember 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 price of operation. You’ll want to have a professional come in and determine a load calculation on your home. Load calculations used to be made using an educated guess and were mostly based on a home’s square footage. Technology has moved 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 elements 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 moving 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 big 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 higher efficiency takes less energy to cool 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 getting up to 25. Deciding the proper rating for your home isn’t as simple as picking 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 house.

Our experts can walk you through all of your inquiries regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We understand 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 looking for a new system or have any questions or concerns regarding your home comfort give us a call at 708-301-0170 or schedule an appointment with us online.