What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner06/06/2016What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner An air conditioner replacement is a product that will stay with you for the next 10-15 years. You want to make sure you’re receiving the most out of your purchase and we plan to help you along with that. Here are some pieces of knowledge you should remember when the moment 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 a specialist come in and determine 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 moved 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 things 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 running 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 large enough, have kinks in them or have any blockage -- 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 higher efficiency takes less energy to lower temperatures in your home which means lower utility bills. The federally mandated SEER rating for new air conditioners is 13 or 14 depending your region, with a ratings getting to nearly 25. Determining the proper rating for your home isn’t as simple 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 household. Our professionals can talk you through all of your concerns regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We understand a new system is a considerable investment and we wish 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 772-318-4252 or schedule an appointment with us online.