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What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner

What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner

When you start to consider air conditioner replacement it’s always crucial to remember that the decision you’re making now will last you for the next 10-15 years. The pros at Dynamic Comfort Solutions in Locust want to help you make the most out of your investment. We have some thorough tips you can keep in mind when the time comes for an air conditioner replacement.

Properly Sized System

From purchase price to the cost of operation, an incorrect sized system could hurt you in multiple ways. Before choosing a replacement air conditioner you’ll want to schedule a time for a specialist to determine the load calculation of your house. Back in the day, load calculations were accomplished using an educated guess based on a home’s square footage. Just like all technology, we’ve moved on from those days and now load calculations take into consideration: your home’s foundation, type and color of roofing, window type and location, insulation and a few other things.

Your Replacement Air Conditioner's SEER Rating

The productivity of your system is measured using something called a SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating. The greater a system’s SEER rating, the less energy is demanded to cool your home, which could mean lower utility bills. There are federally mandated minimum SEER ratings for new air conditioners based on region. While it may seem like deciding on the highest number would be best, there are some things to consider such as: the climate in your location, how often you use your system and the length of time you’ll be living in your home.

Check for the Duct Damage and Leakage

The air moving though your home is distributed by your ducts. If you’re investing in a new system, there’s no better time for a professional to check and make sure your ducts are in decent shape and that you won’t be jeopardizing efficiency through leaks. Along with leakage there are other troubles that occur in your ducts that could cause you to lose efficiency such as: if they have any kinks, aren’t large enough or have any obstructions within them. Your ductwork and their ability to easily move air throughout your home has a large impact on how well your system will perform.

The experts here at Dynamic Comfort Solutions in Locust will help you through the entire process of air conditioner replacement and can answer any questions that may arise along the way. We know that a new system is a major investment and we want to be certain you’re making the best decision for your home and budget. If you have any home comfort questions or concerns give us a call at 704-485-5506 or make an appointment with us using our online scheduler.