What You Need To Know BEFORE You Replace Your A/C System
Helpful Tips for Choosing and Installing the Right A/C System
Replacing the A/C system in a home can be strenuous and expensive, but Jupiter's Elite team of professional A/C installers has provided some key factors for homeowners to keep in mind before making the upgrade. Stay comfortable all year long with these informative tips to choose the correct system. Continue reading to know what to look for and what to ask a technician!
There are various ways to go about buying a new A/C system. Opting to buy the system online may seem enticing with lower price points but the installation will require a professional. In the state of Florida, replacing an A/C system is considered a construction project and requires a permit obtained by a licensed contractor. In addition, some contractors only install equipment they have supplied themselves due to manufacturer warranties.
Installing the appropriately sized system for the home is crucial to the performance and efficiency of the A/C unit. If a unit is too small, it won’t be able to properly cool down the house, and if it is too large, it will cycle on and off too frequently, inflating utility bills. This is why it's important to schedule a load calculation prior to committing to a new system. A load calculation aids in determining the unit size needed. A technician does this by matching the home’s cool capacity with its thermal characteristics.
SEER, or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating, is used to measure a system’s efficiency. In 2015, the Department of Energy raised the minimum SEER to 13 and the state of Florida requires a 14. A SEER of 14-22 is considered to be energy efficient, so it is best to look for a system rated 14 or higher.
After replacing an A/C system, it is important to ask the technician about a maintenance plan. Preventative maintenance is vital to the overall health and efficiency of any system, and it will ensure that any warranties remain valid. Fortunately, the Elite Electric, Plumbing & Air team in Jupiter, FL, offers a complimentary Membership Plan when they install a new A/C system.
About Elite Electric, Plumbing & Air
In the market for a new air conditioning system? The team at Elite Electric, Plumbing & Air is here to help homeowners in Jupiter, FL, find the perfect system for their home. For more than 30 years, their customers have been nothing short of ELATED after choosing Elite Electric, Plumbing & Air to keep their home comfortable. Visit their website today to schedule an appointment!