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 be with you for the next 10-15 years. You want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your payment and we want to help you along with that. Here are some pieces of knowledge you should remember when the time comes for an air conditioner replacement. Choosing the Properly Sized System An improperly sized system may cost you in countless ways, from purchase price to amount of operation. You’ll want to have an expert visit and determine a load calculation on your space. Load calculations used to be made using an educated guess and were basically determined 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 characteristics 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 investing in a new system, you’ll want to be confident that new system is running 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 spacious enough, have kinks in them or have any interference -- those could cause your system to lose efficiency. Your system’s performance is altered 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 better 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 reaching as high as 25. Determining the proper rating for your home isn’t as simple as choosing the highest number. Some other ideas 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 questions regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We understand a new system is a huge investment and we want 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 325-655-2515 or schedule an appointment with us online.