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 next 10-15 years. You want to make sure you’re catching the most out of your investment and we strive to help you along with that. Here are some pieces of knowledge 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 amount of operation. You’ll want to have a professional stopover and figure out a load calculation on your house. Load calculations used to be made using an educated guess and were basically 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 type and location, color of roofing, insulation and multiple other elements 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 moving 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 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 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 going up to 25. Defining the proper rating for your home isn’t as simple as selecting the highest number. Some other things 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 household. Our experts can walk you through all of your questions regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We understand a new system is a considerable investment and we want to help you make the leading 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 715-421-5555 or schedule an appointment with us online.