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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 decision 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 strive to help you along with that. Here are some pieces of knowledge you should remember when the day comes for an air conditioner replacement.

Choosing the Properly Sized System

An inappropriately sized system may cost you in multiple 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 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 multiple other things 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 investing in 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 issue to be found in your ducts. If your ducts are not large enough, have kinks in them or have any obstructions -- those could cause your system to lack efficiency. Your system’s performance is affected greatly by how well your ducts can circulate 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 cool 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 reaching up to 25. Determining the proper rating for your home isn’t as easy as selecting 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 spending time in your home.

Our professionals can guide you through all of your inquiries regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We recognize a new system is a major investment and we want to help you make the best 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 706-695-7492 or schedule an appointment with us online.