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What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner

What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner

The minute you start to investigate air conditioner replacement it’s also important to remember that the decision you’re making now will last you for the next 10-15 years. The experts at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc in Pinellas County 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 item price to the cost of operation, an incorrect sized system could cost you in multiple ways. Before deciding on a replacement air conditioner you’ll want to schedule a time for a specialist to determine the load calculation of your home. Back in the day, load calculations were made using an educated guess using a home’s square footage. Just like all technology, we’ve come a long way 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 a number of added 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 required to cool your home, which could create lower utility bills. There are federally mandated minimum SEER ratings for new air conditioners based on region. While it may sound like picking the highest number would be best, there are some components 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 opportunity for a tech 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 issues 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 Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc in Pinellas County 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 727-398-5515 or make an appointment with us using our online scheduler.