What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner

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What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner

When you start to think about air conditioner replacement it’s additionally important to remember that the choice you’re making now will last you for the next 10-15 years. The experts at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc in Carpentersville want to help you make the most out of your investment. We have some helpful 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 a number of ways. Before choosing a replacement air conditioner you’ll want to set up a time for a professional to determine the load calculation of your house. In the past, load calculations were made using an educated guess considering a home’s square footage. Just like all technology, we’ve greatly improved from those times and now load calculations take into consideration: your home’s foundation, material and color of roofing, window type and location, insulation and a few added items.

Your Replacement Air Conditioner's SEER Rating

The effectiveness 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 lower 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 components 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 throughout your home is distributed by your ducts. If you’re investing in a new system, there’s no better chance for a tech to look and make sure your ducts are in considerable shape and that you won’t be losing 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 functionalitiy to easily move air throughout your home has a big impact on how well your system will perform.

The experts here at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc in Carpentersville 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 224-699-9229 or make an appointment with us using our online scheduler.

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