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 be with you for the oncoming 10-15 years. You want to make sure you’re catching the most out of your investment and we plan to help you along with that. Here are some things you should know when the moment 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 an expert come in and figure out a load calculation on your space. Load calculations used to be made using an educated guess and were mostly 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 various other things 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 confident 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 obstructions -- those could cause your system to lose efficiency. Your system’s performance is impacted greatly by how well your ducts can circulate your air. Your Replacement System’s SEER Rating SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings measure the talent of your AC system. A system with greater efficiency takes less energy to cool your home which means bargain 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. Defining the proper rating for your home isn’t as obvious as choosing 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 specialists can guide you through all of your inquiries regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We understand a new system is a major investment and we strive to help you make the best 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 281-713-8304 or schedule an appointment with us online.