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 oncoming 10-15 years. You want to make sure you’re catching the most out of your investment and we want to help you along with that. Here are some pieces of knowledge 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 multiple ways, from purchase price to amount of operation. You’ll want to have a professional stopover and figure out a load calculation on your house. Load calculations used to be made using an educated guess and were mostly measured 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 many other things factor into a home’s load calculation. Check for Duct Leakage and Damage Your ducts are what move air throughout your home. If you’re buying a new system, you’ll want to be certain that new system is running 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 big enough, have kinks in them or have any blockage -- those could cause your system to lose efficiency. Your system’s performance is affected 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 greater efficiency takes less energy to chill your home which means lower utility bills. The federally mandated SEER rating for new air conditioners is 13 or 14 depending your region, with a ratings going as high as 25. Defining the proper rating for your home isn’t as obvious as picking the highest number. Some other knowledge 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 household. Our specialists can walk you through all of your inquiries regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We recognize a new system is a considerable investment and we wish 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 561-582-3390 or schedule an appointment with us online.