Preparing for an AC Replacement | Blackbelt AC & Electric

How to prepare for an AC Replacement

There are a few important decisions to make when deciding how to prepare for an AC Replacement. You are undoubtedly asking yourself “What do I need to know when replacing my AC?” This can be a difficult process for anyone who may have never gone through it before. Whether you’re a new homeowner or an experienced one, at Blackbelt AC and Electric, we are here for YOU! We’ve put together a few of the most important considerations to help ease the process. 

  • Do I Repair or Replace?
  • How large of a unit do you need?
  • Understanding terminology

Repair or Replace?

When deciding on whether or you should repair or replace your AC Unit, it is important to consider a few factors. The first factor is the age of your AC Unit. If your unit is more than 10 years old, it may be time to start thinking about replacement. Another factor to consider is the efficiency of your unit. Older units are not as efficient as newer units, so replacing your unit can save you money on your energy bill. Lastly, you should consider the repair cost. If the repair cost is more than half the cost of a new unit, it may be time to replace your AC Unit.

How large of a unit do you need?

The size of the AC System is dependent on the size of the area you wish to cool. This is all based on square footage. AC Systems are measured in “tonnage”, with different systems covering a range of ideal cooling areas. Below is a reference on the size of the AC System and the approximate square footage it can efficiently provide cooling for.

600-1100 Square feet.

900-1400 Square feet.

1200-1650 Square feet.

1500-2100 Square feet.

1800-2300 Square feet.

2100-2700 Square feet.

2400-3300 Square feet.

Understanding Terminology

According to Amana, there are a number of terms you should familiarize yourself with when considering an AC Replacement. We have chosen a few of the most important.

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