Most experts agree that air conditioners in Atlanta, GA will need to be replaced, on average, every 15 years. This is just the average, with some operating with very limited need for repairs for up to twenty plus years. Typically, the air conditioners with routine maintenance will have the longest life cycle, but there is also some variation based on other factors, most importantly the amount of use the system gets over the summer.
When purchasing an HVAC replacement, it is a good idea to start shopping early. This will allow time to compare different models, possibly wait for sales and to talk to your HVAC company about the recommendations they would make based on their own experience with different models and manufacturers.
Before selecting your HVAC replacement, take the time to find out information on the following factors. Online research can provide an excellent source of customer reviews, energy efficient ratings and even comparing features side-by-side.
Check the Size
It is not uncommon for an existing air conditioner to be incorrectly sized for the area to be cooled. This can happen for many different reasons, including the previous homeowners trying to cut costs or if a remodeling or renovation added onto the home’s living space.
Knowing the home’s current square footage will be critical in choosing the right size and model for efficiency.
Consider the SEER
The SEER or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating is essential to consider on any HVAC replacement. The higher the number, the more efficient the system will be. Typically, above 16 is considered to be a high-efficiency system with a SEER of 14 considered the minimum in the Southeastern Region of the USA, including Atlanta, GA, due to the hot, humid summers.
Choosing a higher efficiency replacement air conditioner will result in lower energy bills. It will also extend the lifecycle of the system as long as the correct size for the square footage of the home is taken into account.
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