Replacing an Air Conditioning System


Replacing air conditioning systems is going to inevitable at some point to ensure that your cooling bills don’t dramatically increase and to keep units running efficiently. If you plan carefully you will be able to have a high performance and a highly efficient system working for those days when it is just too unbearable to sit in the office without it on.

In an ideal world, when it is time to replace the air conditioning system, the whole thing would be replaced. However, this isn’t always practical, especially if you are operating on a tight budget. If this is the case you can just replace the outside unit. If this is the option you choose, make sure the replacement system is a replica of the one you are upgrading. Although the systems can run on mismatched units, they run 30 per cent less effectively than ones that are properly matched. They also wear out quicker too and will need replacing more frequently.

If you are operating a business it is always essential to consider the overheads that you will be paying out. One good consideration is how energy efficient the air conditioning system is. For this you can check what the seasonal energy efficiency rating is to ensure yours is the most efficient it can be. This will reduce your overheads.

Looking for certain types of features on your new unit will also make sure you can increase efficiency. Most of the systems used today use a thermal valve expansion which controls the flow of refrigerant. This is the better option compared to a fixed orifice which is less efficient.

Also making sure you have the correct sized unit for the square footage of your office is important. This is because an oversized unit will waste energy and won’t remove the humidity very well and an undersized system won’t be big enough to cool the room on a hot day.

Another thing you should consider when replacing a system is where the outside condenser unit is located. It should be in an area where there will be nothing to stop airflow. It is also advised that it be positioned in a place where there is shade which will also reduce the use of energy.

The key to replacing a unit is research and if you are unsure of what to research, always call a specialist for some advice to make sure you choose the correct unit for your needs.