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What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner

What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner

The moment you start to consider air conditioner replacement it’s always important to remember that the decision you’re making now will last you for the next 10-15 years. The pros at Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning in Olathe want to help you make the most out of your purchase. We have some helpful tips you can keep in mind when the time comes for an air conditioner replacement.

Properly Sized System

From buying price to the cost of operation, an inaccurately sized system could hurt you in several ways. Before choosing a replacement air conditioner you’ll want to set up a time for a professional to determine the load calculation of your house. Some time ago, load calculations were conducted using an educated guess based on a home’s square footage. Just like all technology, we’ve greatly improved from those days and now load calculations take into consideration: your home’s foundation, material and color of roofing, window type and location, insulation and several other items.

Your Replacement Air Conditioner's SEER Rating

The productivity of your system is measured using something called a SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating. The greater a system’s SEER rating, the less energy is demanded to cool your home, which could mean less-expensive utility bills. There are federally mandated minimum SEER ratings for new air conditioners based on region. While it may sound like deciding on the highest number would be best, there are some things to think about such as: the climate in your location, how often you use your system and the length of time you’ll be living in your home.

Check for the Duct Damage and Leakage

The air in your home is distributed by your ducts. If you’re investing in a new system, there’s no better chance for an expert to check and make sure your ducts are in considerable form and that you won’t be jeopardizing efficiency through leaks. Along with leakage there are other troubles that occur in your ducts that could cause you to lose efficiency such as: if they have any kinks, aren’t large enough or have any obstructions within them. Your ductwork and their capability to easily move air throughout your home has a major impact on how well your system will perform.

The experts here at Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning in Olathe will help you through the entire process of air conditioner replacement and can answer any questions that may arise along the way. We know that a new system is a major investment and we want to be certain you’re making the best decision for your home and budget. If you have any home comfort questions or concerns give us a call at 913-432-3342 or make an appointment with us using our online scheduler.