What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner06/06/2016 What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner The minute you start to consider air conditioner replacement it’s always good to remember that the verdict you’re making now will last you for the next 10-15 years. The pros at Cool Air Solutions in Murrieta want to help you make the most out of your investment. We have some insightful 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 affect you in several ways. Before picking a replacement air conditioner you’ll want to schedule a time for a specialist to determine the load calculation of your home. Some time ago, load calculations were accomplished using an educated guess using a home’s square footage. Just like all technology, we’ve come a long way from those times and now load calculations take into consideration: your home’s foundation, type and color of roofing, window type and location, insulation and several additional components. Your Replacement Air Conditioner's SEER Rating The efficiency of your system is measured using something called a SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating. The higher 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 seem like choosing 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 throughout your home is distributed by your ducts. If you’re investing in a new system, there’s no better chance for a professional to inspect and make sure your ducts are in good 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 capability to easily move air throughout your home has a big impact on how well your system will perform. The experts here at Cool Air Solutions in Murrieta 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 951-676-2665 or make an appointment with us using our online scheduler.