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 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 plan to help you along with that. Here are some things you should remember when the day 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 price of operation. You’ll want to have a specialist come in and determine a load calculation on your home. Load calculations used to be made using an educated guess and were usually based on a home’s square footage. Technology has come 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 elements factor into a home’s load calculation. Check for Duct Leakage and Damage Your ducts are what move air throughout your home. If you’re getting a new system, you’ll want to be sure that new system is pushing 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 obstructions -- those could cause your system to lose efficiency. Your system’s performance is impacted greatly by how well your ducts can distribute your air. Your Replacement System’s SEER Rating SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings measure the talent of your AC system. A system with better efficiency takes less energy to lower temperatures in your home which means lower utility bills. The federally mandated SEER rating for new air conditioners is 13 or 14 depending your region, with a ratings reaching as high as 25. Defining the proper rating for your home isn’t as simple 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 spending time in your house. Our experts can talk you through all of your questions regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We realize a new system is a considerable investment and we strive to help you make the top 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 816-630-2702 or schedule an appointment with us online.