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 stay with you for the next 10-15 years. You want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your payment and we strive to help you along with that. Here are some tips you should have when the day 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 cost of operation. You’ll want to have a professional stopover and figure out a load calculation on your home. Load calculations used to be made using an educated guess and were mostly measured 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 confident that new system is pushing 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 lose 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 productivity of your AC system. A system with better 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 as high as 25. Determining the proper rating for your home isn’t as easy as choosing the highest number. Some other knowledge to take into account are the climate in your region, how often you’ll run your system and how long you’ll be residing in your home.

Our professionals can walk you through all of your concerns regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We recognize 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 searching for a new system or have any questions or concerns regarding your home comfort give us a call at 812-825-8695.

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