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 last you for the oncoming 10-15 years. You want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your payment and we strive 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 many ways, from purchase price to cost of operation. You’ll want to have a specialist visit and figure out a load calculation on your home. Load calculations used to be made using an educated guess and were usually 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 various other characteristics factor into a home’s load calculation. Check for Duct Leakage and Damage Your ducts are what distribute air throughout your home. If you’re investing in a new system, you’ll want to be sure that new system is pushing 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 big enough, have kinks in them or have any interference -- those could cause your system to lose efficiency. Your system’s performance is affected greatly by how well your ducts can distribute your air. Your Replacement System’s SEER Rating SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings measure the productivity of your AC system. A system with better efficiency takes less energy to cool 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. Deciding the proper rating for your home isn’t as simple as selecting the highest number. Some other knowledge to take into account are the temperature in your region, how often you’ll run your system and how long you’ll be living in your house. Our experts can guide you through all of your concerns regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We understand 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 ready for a new system or have any questions or concerns regarding your home comfort give us a call at 949-525-9119 or schedule an appointment with us online.