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 be with you for the upcoming 10-15 years. You want to make sure you’re catching the most out of your purchase and we want to help you along with that. Here are some tips you should know when the time comes for an air conditioner replacement. Choosing the Properly Sized System An improperly sized system may cost you in countless ways, from purchase price to amount of operation. You’ll want to have a specialist stopover and determine a load calculation on your home. Load calculations used to be made using an educated guess and were mostly 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 many other things 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 buying 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 large enough, have kinks in them or have any obstructions -- those could cause your system to lose efficiency. Your system’s performance is affected 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 lower temperatures in 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. Determining the proper rating for your home isn’t as easy as choosing the highest number. Some other ideas 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 house. Our professionals can walk you through all of your concerns regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We realize a new system is a considerable investment and we strive to help you make the leading 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 530-885-8081 or schedule an appointment with us online.