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 stay with you for the upcoming 10-15 years. You want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your payment and we strive to help you along with that. Here are some tips you should remember when the day comes for an air conditioner replacement. Choosing the Properly Sized System An inadequately sized system may cost you in many ways, from purchase price to amount of operation. You’ll want to have an expert come in and evaluate a load calculation on your home. Load calculations used to be made using an educated guess and were basically determined on a home’s square footage. Technology has gone a long way and now, along with square footage, things such as: home foundation, window style and location, color of roofing, insulation and many other elements 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 getting 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 problem to be found in your ducts. If your ducts are not spacious 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 distribute your air. Your Replacement System’s SEER Rating SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings measure the talent of your AC system. A system with greater efficiency takes less energy to cool 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 getting 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 professionals can walk you through all of your concerns regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We realize a new system is a considerable investment and we strive to help you make the leading 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 559-675-1681 or schedule an appointment with us online.