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 figure out the size of system you’ll need? Picking the correct 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 home’s needs.
When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always better.
Buying 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 runas long. This is known as “short cycling” and it increases the wear on your system and in turn reduces the lifespan of your system. An oversized air conditioner will cost you more money up front and down the road.
On the other hand, a system that is too little will stay on too long and will not be able to fully cool your home when the weather gets warm. An improperly sized system will have to work harder, your energy costs may be higher and your comfort will be affected because of that. It’s very important to work with a pro that will do a load calculation and advise you on the correct system for your needs.
How is Load Calculation Determined?
A home’s load calculation used to be decided based only on square footage and was often wrong. Technology and knowledge have made a lot of advances since then. When you’re ready for a replacement air conditioner, one of the experts from Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. will study your home as a whole and then be able to offer an accurate load calculation. Load calculations include everything from the construction of your home, amount of insulation, the local climate and type and color of your roof, to the number of home occupants – a truly comprehensive assessment of your needs.
A properly sized and functioning HVAC system will not only keep you more comfortable, it will also save you money. Adding a replacement air conditioner is a major decision, which is why we want to make sure your system will meet or exceed all of your needs. We are here to help you along during every step of the process. If you are ready for an air conditioner replacement
or have any questions for the experts at Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co., give us a call at 863-216-2923 to schedule an appointment with us.