What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner

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What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner

An air conditioner replacement is a decision that will be 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 things you should know when the day comes for an air conditioner replacement.

Choosing the Properly Sized System

An improperly sized system may cost you in multiple ways, from purchase price to cost 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 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 various other characteristics 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 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 issue to be found in your ducts. If your ducts are not big 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 better efficiency takes less energy to lower temperatures in 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 up to 25. Defining the proper rating for your home isn’t as easy as picking the highest number. Some other things 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 experts can talk you through all of your inquiries regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We recognize a new system is a huge investment and we want to help you make the leading 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 815-768-6656 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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