What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner06/06/2016What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner An air conditioner replacement is a decision that will stay with you for the next 10-15 years. You want to make sure you’re catching the most out of your purchase and we strive to help you along with that. Here are some tips you should have when the day comes for an air conditioner replacement. Choosing the Properly Sized System An improperly sized system may cost you in multiple 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 home. Load calculations used to be made using an educated guess and were usually determined on a home’s square footage. Technology has moved a long way and now, along with square footage, things such as: home foundation, window design and location, color of roofing, insulation and multiple 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 buying a new system, you’ll want to be certain 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 big enough, have kinks in them or have any interference -- those could cause your system to reduce 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 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 picking the highest number. Some other things 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 household. Our professionals can guide you through all of your inquiries regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We understand a new system is a major investment and we wish to help you make the top decisions for the comfort of your home. If you are searching for a new system or have any questions or concerns regarding your home comfort give us a call at 913-432-3342 or schedule an appointment with us online.