What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner
The minute 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 experts at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning in Bishop want to help you make the most out of your purchase. 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 cost you in a number of ways. Before deciding on a replacement air conditioner you’ll want to set up a time for a tech to determine the load calculation of your home. Back in the day, load calculations were conducted using an educated guess considering 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, design and color of roofing, window type and location, insulation and several additional components.
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 needed to cool your home, which could mean less-expensive utility bills. There are federally mandated minimum SEER ratings for new air conditioners based on region. While it may appear like choosing the highest number would be best, there are some things to contemplate 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 tech to check and make sure your ducts are in considerable shape and that you won’t be risking efficiency through leaks. Along with leakage there are other problems 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 major impact on how well your system will perform.
The experts here at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning in Bishop 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 760-784-9034.