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What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner

What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner

When you start to investigate air conditioner replacement it’s additionally crucial to remember that the decision you’re making now will last you for the next 10-15 years. The experts at Bell Air Conditioning Inc. in Belton 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 buying price to the cost of operation, an inaccurately sized system could affect you in multiple ways. Before choosing a replacement air conditioner you’ll want to arrange a time for a tech to determine the load calculation of your house. In the past, load calculations were accomplished 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, design and color of roofing, window type and location, insulation and a number of additional items.

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 better a system’s SEER rating, the less energy is demanded to cool your home, which could mean lower utility bills. There are federally mandated minimum SEER ratings for new air conditioners based on region. While it may sound like choosing the highest number would be best, there are some things 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 check and make sure your ducts are in decent 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 ability to easily move air throughout your home has a big impact on how well your system will perform.

The experts here at Bell Air Conditioning Inc. in Belton 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 254-939-1141 or make an appointment with us using our online scheduler.