When you need to replace an air conditioner there is more to it than just buying a new unit. There is a lot to consider when replacing a new air conditioning unit. For those who need to replace their air conditioner, it is important to get the right unit for your home. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning will share what you need to know when replacing an air conditioner to ensure you get the right one for your home.
Do You Need to Replace Ductwork when Replacing AC?
There are a few things to consider when it comes to the air ducts. The major question is if you have air ducts at all. Some older homes may not have air ducts and instead have an individual cooling unit. If you want to add a whole home cooling system you can add air ducts in the home. For modern homes that already have air ducts, the next question is the size of the ductwork. For homes with too large or too small air ducts it can become more difficult to assess the right size air conditioner with the current ductwork. If the air ducts are too small it adds too much pressure and often a slightly smaller unit will need to be installed. When the air ducts are very large it will add stress to the air duct as it will require more force to circulate the cool air. It is important that the air duct system is inspected when replacing an air conditioner to ensure that the unit works with the air ducts.
Is Zoned HVAC Worth It?
One of the worst things you can do is close off the air vents inside the home. Many people will do this to control which areas of a home will be cooled down. However, closing the air vents stresses the air conditioner and leads to repair or premature replacement. If you wish for controllable cooling, consider a heat pump system instead of an air conditioning system. If you want the entire home cooled evenly, then leave all the air vents open and install a central air conditioning system. Know what you want and determine what type of cooling system is right for you.
Should I Replace Furnace & Air Conditioner?
If you notice that your heating system was developing problems towards the end of the winter season, maybe you should consider replacing your heating system at the same time. Or you can convert to a heat pump system that cools and heats the home. To know for sure if your heating system will need a future replacement, you can request an HVAC technician inspect your heating system and see if it needs to be replaced at the same time.
Does Size of AC Unit Matter?
There is a common misconception that bigger is better. However, when it comes to replacing the air conditioner you should never install an oversized unit. Oversized units run into many problem such as short cycles, imbalanced cooling, and a short life span. Air conditioners are designed to cool down a certain amount of space. For proper performance and high efficiency you will want to install the right size unit for your home.
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