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What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner

What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner

When you start to think about air conditioner replacement it’s also crucial to remember that the choice you’re making now will last you for the next 10-15 years. The experts at B & G HVAC in Marshalltown 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 buying price to the cost of operation, an incorrect sized system could hurt you in several ways. Before deciding on a replacement air conditioner you’ll want to arrange a time for a tech to determine the load calculation of your house. Some time ago, load calculations were accomplished using an educated guess considering a home’s square footage. Just like all technology, we’ve come a long way from those years 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 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 demanded to cool your home, which could create less-expensive utility bills. There are federally mandated minimum SEER ratings for new air conditioners based on region. While it may appear like deciding on the highest number would be best, there are some factors 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 an expert to check and make sure your ducts are in decent form and that you won’t be losing 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 capability to easily move air throughout your home has a large impact on how well your system will perform.

The experts here at B & G HVAC in Marshalltown 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 641-752-3429 or make an appointment with us using our online scheduler.