What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner06/06/2016What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner An air conditioner replacement is a decision that will last you for the oncoming 10-15 years. You want to make sure you’re receiving the most out of your payment and we want to help you along with that. Here are some pieces of knowledge you should know when the time 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 professional visit and figure out a load calculation on your space. Load calculations used to be made using an educated guess and were basically 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 many other things 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 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 problem to be found in your ducts. If your ducts are not spacious enough, have kinks in them or have any interference -- those could cause your system to lack efficiency. Your system’s performance is altered greatly by how well your ducts can move your air. Your Replacement System’s SEER Rating SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings measure the talent of your AC system. A system with higher efficiency takes less energy to lower temperatures in 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 to nearly 25. Defining the proper rating for your home isn’t as easy 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 household. Our specialists can guide you through all of your questions regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We realize 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 ready for a new system or have any questions or concerns regarding your home comfort give us a call at 325-692-5850 or schedule an appointment with us online.