Summer in coastal Texas is the worst time to have your air conditioner fail on you. If yours has recently died and you are debating whether to spend money on repairs or invest in a new system, ask yourself these questions to determine if air-conditioner replacement is wise for you and your home:
How Old Is My Air Conditioner?
If your A/C is over a decade old, you likely need an air conditioner replacement. There have been so many advancements in energy-efficient technology over the past 10 years that not only can modern systems achieve better comfort results, they can do it with just a fraction of the energy. The savings you create in your monthly utility bills will be able to eventually offset the cost of the investment for your new system.
What is the SEER of My Current Air Conditioner?
SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) is the rating assigned to all air conditioners so that consumers can compare their efficiencies. The higher the rating, the more efficient it is; manufacturers no longer even make models with a rating below 13. However, it’s not uncommon for older models to be rated as low as a 7. Air-conditioner replacement to a higher-rated system will save you energy and provide you with more warranty protection.
What Size Unit Do I Need?
With air conditioner replacement, you may not need a new unit the same size as your current one. If you have done any energy-conserving measures to your home such as adding insulation, new windows, sealing air leaks or radiant barriers, you can probably get a smaller one. To be sure, you need one of CCAC’s specialists to perform a load calculation on your house. A load calculation determines how much energy your house needs to be properly cooled. This will allow us to recommend several models that will be ideal for the cooling needs of your home.
For more assistance with your emergency air-conditioner replacement needs, contact Mathews CCAC Air Conditioning today. We proudly serve the Corpus Christi area.
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