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 be with you for the oncoming 10-15 years. You want to make sure you’re receiving the most out of your payment and we strive to help you along with that. Here are some tips you should remember when the time comes for an air conditioner replacement. Choosing the Properly Sized System An inadequately sized system may cost you in many ways, from purchase price to amount of operation. You’ll want to have an expert come in and evaluate a load calculation on your space. Load calculations used to be made using an educated guess and were mostly based 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 various 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 certain 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 large 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 move your air. Your Replacement System’s SEER Rating SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings measure the efficiency of your AC system. A system with higher efficiency takes less energy to chill 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 reaching up to 25. Deciding the proper rating for your home isn’t as simple as selecting the highest number. Some other ideas 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 experts can walk you through all of your concerns 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 searching for a new system or have any questions or concerns regarding your home comfort give us a call at 775-882-8154 or schedule an appointment with us online.