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 upcoming 10-15 years. You want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your payment and we want to help you along with that. Here are some tips you should know 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 price of operation. You’ll want to have a specialist stopover and evaluate a load calculation on your house. Load calculations used to be made using an educated guess and were mostly 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 type 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 dispense air throughout your home. If you’re investing in 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 issue to be found in your ducts. If your ducts are not spacious enough, have kinks in them or have any interference -- those could cause your system to lack efficiency. Your system’s performance is affected greatly by how well your ducts can move 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 lower utility bills. The federally mandated SEER rating for new air conditioners is 13 or 14 depending your region, with a ratings reaching as high as 25. Deciding the proper rating for your home isn’t as easy as choosing the highest number. Some other knowledge to take into account are the weather in your region, how often you’ll run your system and how long you’ll be living in your household. Our professionals can walk you through all of your questions regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We recognize 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 looking for a new system or have any questions or concerns regarding your home comfort give us a call at 626-478-2922 or schedule an appointment with us online.