If your cooling equipment struggled through last summer, or if you want to replace aging equipment with a new, more efficient system, this guide to A/C replacement will walk you through the process. Before you begin shopping for a system, there are a few key terms you should know about to guide your choice. From there, you should learn about sizing an air conditioner and understand the techniques professionals use to install them so you’re in the know every step of the way.
SEER, which stands for seasonal energy efficiency ratio, is perhaps the single most important air conditioning term you should know. This metric describes the relative energy efficiency of a given air conditioner; the higher the SEER rating, the more energy efficient the air conditioner.
Unit sizing and placement are both crucial considerations. If you get a unit that’s too small for your home’s cooling load, your indoor comfort will suffer. If you get a unit that’s too large, your cooling costs will rise unnecessarily and you’ll get uneven cooling and poor humidity control. Professionals use advanced techniques to precisely measure your home’s cooling load to ensure your A/C replacement is correctly sized.
If the unit is improperly placed, or if your home’s ductwork is poorly designed, leaky or damaged, the efficiency of your A/C replacement will suffer. Again, trust a professional to determine optimal air conditioner placement, and if you have any doubts about your ductwork, have it inspected and repaired in advance of the installation.
At Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing, we’re here to make your A/C replacement easy and stress-free. If you need help sizing or selecting a new air conditioning unit, or if you have any questions about the installation process, please contact us at Make It… Mowery. We’ve been providing homeowners in the Indianapolis area with exceptional service for more than 40 years.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Brownsburg, Indiana and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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