What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner06/06/2016 What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner The moment you start to think about air conditioner replacement it’s additionally good to remember that the verdict you’re making now will last you for the next 10-15 years. The pros at Clean Air HVAC in Pacheco want to help you make the most out of your choice. 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 improperly sized system could affect you in multiple ways. Before choosing a replacement air conditioner you’ll want to set up a time for a specialist to determine the load calculation of your house. In the past, load calculations were conducted using an educated guess based on 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, design and color of roofing, window type and location, insulation and several additional items. 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 equal less-expensive utility bills. There are federally mandated minimum SEER ratings for new air conditioners based on region. While it may seem 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 chance for a professional to look 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 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 large impact on how well your system will perform. The experts here at Clean Air HVAC in Pacheco 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 925-689-7017 or make an appointment with us using our online scheduler.