What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner06/06/2016What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner An air conditioner replacement is a choice that will stay with you for the oncoming 10-15 years. You want to make sure you’re catching the most out of your payment and we want to help you along with that. Here are some tips you should have when the moment comes for an air conditioner replacement. Choosing the Properly Sized System An inadequately sized system may cost you in many ways, from purchase price to amount of operation. You’ll want to have a specialist come in and figure out a load calculation on your house. 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 type and location, color of roofing, insulation and various 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 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 issue to be found in your ducts. If your ducts are not spacious enough, have kinks in them or have any obstructions -- those could cause your system to lack 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 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 getting to nearly 25. Defining the proper rating for your home isn’t as easy as picking the highest number. Some other knowledge to take into account are the climate 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 inquiries regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We realize a new system is a major 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 616-669-3961 or schedule an appointment with us online.