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 stay with you for the oncoming 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 things you should know when the time comes for an air conditioner replacement. Choosing the Properly Sized System An inappropriately sized system may cost you in countless ways, from purchase price to amount of operation. You’ll want to have an expert stopover and figure out a load calculation on your house. Load calculations used to be made using an educated guess and were basically 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 design 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 distribute air throughout your home. If you’re investing in a new system, you’ll want to be sure 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 reduce efficiency. Your system’s performance is affected 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 higher 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 reaching to nearly 25. Deciding the proper rating for your home isn’t as obvious as selecting the highest number. Some other things 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 professionals can walk you through all of your concerns regarding purchasing an air conditioner replacement. We realize a new system is a considerable investment and we wish to help you make the top decisions for the comfort of your home. If you are looking for a new system or have any questions or concerns regarding your home comfort give us a call at 313-537-8111 or schedule an appointment with us online.