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 last you for the oncoming 10-15 years. You want to make sure you’re catching the most out of your payment and we plan to help you along with that. Here are some pieces of knowledge you should have when the time comes for an air conditioner replacement. Choosing the Properly Sized System An inappropriately sized system may cost you in many ways, from purchase price to cost of operation. You’ll want to have a specialist come in and evaluate a load calculation on your home. Load calculations used to be made using an educated guess and were basically 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 style 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 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 complication 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 altered 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 chill 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 going up to 25. Determining the proper rating for your home isn’t as easy as picking 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 spending time in your home. Our experts can talk you through all of your questions regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We understand a new system is a major investment and we want 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 302-658-2000 or schedule an appointment with us online.