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 oncoming 10-15 years. You want to make sure you’re catching the most out of your investment and we want to help you along with that. Here are some things you should have when the day comes for an air conditioner replacement. Choosing the Properly Sized System An inadequately sized system may cost you in multiple ways, from purchase price to price of operation. You’ll want to have a professional stopover and evaluate a load calculation on your space. Load calculations used to be made using an educated guess and were mostly determined on a home’s square footage. Technology has come 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 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 investing in 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 spacious enough, have kinks in them or have any blockage -- those could cause your system to reduce 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 efficiency 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 to nearly 25. Defining the proper rating for your home isn’t as obvious as picking the highest number. Some other things 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 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 top decisions for the comfort of your home. If you are looking for a new system or have any questions or concerns regarding your home comfort give us a call at 903-883-2829 or schedule an appointment with us online.