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 oncoming 10-15 years. You want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your investment and we want to help you along with that. Here are some pieces of knowledge you should remember when the moment comes for an air conditioner replacement.

Choosing the Properly Sized System

An inappropriately sized system may cost you in countless ways, from purchase price to price of operation. You’ll want to have a specialist come in and evaluate a load calculation on your space. 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 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 distribute air throughout your home. If you’re investing in a new system, you’ll want to be certain 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 large enough, have kinks in them or have any interference -- those could cause your system to reduce efficiency. Your system’s performance is impacted 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 chill 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 going as high as 25. Deciding the proper rating for your home isn’t as simple as picking the highest number. Some other knowledge to take into account are the temperature in your region, how often you’ll run your system and how long you’ll be residing in your home.

Our experts can talk you through all of your inquiries regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We recognize a new system is a major investment and we strive 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 912-208-2470.

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