What Size Should My Replacement Air Conditioner Be?
You’ve reached the point where it’s time for an air conditioner replacement
or perhaps you see this point rapidly approaching, but how do you decide the size of system you’ll need? Choosing the best size is critical for your system’s efficiency and your home’s comfort. There’s a perfect air conditioner
out there for you and your budget.
When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always better.
Installing a system that is too large wastes energy and money. A larger system will continuously be warming up and cooling down because it’s productivity will not require it to workas long. This is known as “short cycling” and it increases the wear on your system and in turn decreases the lifespan of your system. An oversized system will cost you more money up front and in the long run.
On the other hand, a system that is too small will stay on too long and will not be able to fully cool your home when the weather gets toasty. An incorrectly sized system will have to work harder, your energy costs could be higher and your comfort will suffer because of that. It’s very important to speak with a pro that will complete a load calculation and advise you on the best system for your needs.
How is Load Calculation Determined?
A home’s load calculation used to be decided based solely on square footage and was often erroneous. Technology and knowledge have come a long way since then. When you’re ready for a replacement air conditioner, one of the experts from Home Comfort Heating & Air will study your home as a whole and then be able to provide an accurate load calculation. Load calculations are composed of everything from the construction of your home, amount of insulation, the local climate as well as type and color of your roof, to the number of home occupants – a truly all-encompassing assessment of your needs.
A properly sized and functioning HVAC system will not only keep you more comfortable, it can also save you money. Buying a replacement air conditioner is a big decision, which is why we want to ensure your system will meet or exceed all of your needs. We are here to help you along for every step of the way. If you are ready for an air conditioner replacement
or have any questions for the pros at Home Comfort Heating & Air, give us a call at 763-276-0617 to set up an appointment with us.