What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner06/06/2016What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner An air conditioner replacement is a product that will last you for the oncoming 10-15 years. You want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your purchase and we want 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 inadequately sized system may cost you in countless ways, from purchase price to amount 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 measured on a home’s square footage. Technology has moved 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 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 getting a new system, you’ll want to be confident that new system is moving 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 blockage -- those could cause your system to lose 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 efficiency of your AC system. A system with greater efficiency takes less energy to cool 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 up to 25. Deciding the proper rating for your home isn’t as simple 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 spending time in your house. Our professionals can walk you through all of your questions regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We recognize a new system is a huge investment and we strive 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 308-432-5301 or schedule an appointment with us online.