What to Know Before Buying a Central AC Unit Replacement

What to Know Before Buying a Central AC Unit Replacement

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What to Know Before Buying a Central AC Unit Replacement

FACT: A NEW CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM IS ONE OF

THE MOST EXPENSIVE PURCHASES HOMEOWNERS WILL MAKE

I want you to know that Climate Control Company is here to help make this process as stress-free as possible. The numbers don’t lie. The average lifespan of the HVAC systems in your Glenwood Springs, Aspen, or Vail, CO home is 10 to 14 years. This means you can count on going through the process sooner or later. Before you begin shopping here are some things you’ll want to know about an A/C replacement.

Size matters

One problem that happens too often is homeowners buy a central air conditioning unit that is either too big or too small. Trust me when I tell you both are a problem because bigger is not necessarily better. A unit with too much cooling capacity will tend to short cycle (on & off continuously) which wastes energy and reduces equipment life while one that’s too small won’t keep the home comfortable.

Determining proper size

The A/C replacement choice is not as simple as purchasing the same size unit you currently have. The choice must reflect any changes you’ve made in things like windows, doors, insulation, and new additions. Determining the correctly sized central air conditioner requires the skills of a trained and licensed HVAC technician who will perform a load calculation. This is the industry standard method of determining what size AC unit your home needs.

Efficiency is important

Many times, an A/C replacement is made because the current central air conditioner is old and inefficient. A/C efficiency is measured with the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, or SEER. All central air conditioners must have a minimum SEER of 13 and extremely efficient models can have ratings as high as 25. Climate Control recommends buying the most efficient A/C replacement you can afford to maximize energy savings.

Depend on Climate Control

No one is saying the process of replacing the central air conditioner in your Glenwood Springs, Aspen, or Vail, CO home is going to be fun, but it can be less stressful if you call in the experts from Climate Control Company because our motto is, “Comfort Driven, Colorado Style Since 1956.” Be sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more great information like this.