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What to Know When Replacing Your Air Conditioner

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 experts at Triton HVAC & Refrigeration in Colorado Springs want to help you make the most out of your choice. 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 cost you in multiple ways. Before deciding on a replacement air conditioner you’ll want to schedule a time for a professional to determine the load calculation of your living space. Some time ago, load calculations were made using an educated guess based on a home’s square footage. Just like all technology, we’ve greatly improved 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 added 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 better a system’s SEER rating, the less energy is demanded to cool your home, which could equal lower utility bills. There are federally mandated minimum SEER ratings for new air conditioners based on region. While it may appear like picking 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 moving though your home is distributed by your ducts. If you’re investing in a new system, there’s no better chance for an expert to inspect 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 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 major impact on how well your system will perform.

The experts here at Triton HVAC & Refrigeration in Colorado Springs 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 719-332-3458 or make an appointment with us using our online scheduler.