With proper maintenance, your air conditioner should last a long time, but sooner or later you’re going to need to get it replaced. When you do, it doesn’t pay to go about it without planning it all in advance. Here in Tampa, air conditioning replacement services can provide you with solid advice on what’s best for your particular circumstances, and you should heed their advice whenever possible. Proper preparation pays when replacing your air conditioner. Here’s a brief overview on the reasons why.
Why Preparation is Key in Air Conditioning Replacement
In the first place, you want an air conditioner that is more efficient than your old one if at all possible. Air conditioning efficiency is rated by SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings. The higher the rating, the more efficient the air conditioner. You can use a cheat sheet by purchasing a system with the EnergyStar sticker (denoting units with the highest possible rating), but improved efficiency is one of the biggest reasons to replace your air conditioner, so make sure you don’t ignore it.
Once that’s complete, focus on the cooling power of your air conditioner. This is trickier than it sounds. Obviously, if you have a unit that isn’t powerful enough for the size of your home, then it’s not going to cool your home efficiently. But if it’s too powerful, then it will engage in “rapid cycling,” or turning on and off too quickly. Air conditioners use much more power when they turn on and off than they do when they’re just running. A unit’s that’s too powerful for the space will end up costing more money in misspent energy than it saves in cooling power. Since the SEER rating can affect proper sizing, you should settle on a rating before you determine the right size.
Here in Tampa, air conditioning replacement is the purview of Ierna’s Heating & Cooling. We can decide on the best system for you, and ensure that the installation itself proceeds without a hitch!
We have the experience to help you find the right AC system , and we know that proper preparation pays when replacing your air conditioner. Call us today for a consultation.