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 plan to help you along with that. Here are some tips you should remember 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 amount of operation. You’ll want to have a specialist visit and evaluate a load calculation on your space. Load calculations used to be made using an educated guess and were usually measured on a home’s square footage. Technology has come 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 buying a new system, you’ll want to be sure that new system is running 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 big enough, have kinks in them or have any blockage -- those could cause your system to reduce efficiency. Your system’s performance is affected greatly by how well your ducts can circulate your air. Your Replacement System’s SEER Rating SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings measure the productivity of your AC system. A system with greater 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 getting up to 25. Determining the proper rating for your home isn’t as obvious as selecting the highest number. Some other things to take into account are the weather in your region, how often you’ll run your system and how long you’ll be residing in your home. Our professionals can talk you through all of your questions regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We realize a new system is a huge investment and we strive 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 614-871-4144 or schedule an appointment with us online.