What Size Should My Replacement Air Conditioner Be?
You’ve come to the point where it’s time for an air conditioner replacement
or perhaps you see this point approaching quickly, but how do you figure out the size of system you’ll need? Selecting the right 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.
Putting in a system that is too large wastes energy and money. A larger system will continuously be warming up and cooling down because it’s output 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 unit will cost you more money up front and in the long run.
On the other hand, a system that is too little will operate too long and can’t fully cool your home when the weather gets toasty. An improperly sized system will have to work harder, your bills will be higher and your comfort will be impacted because of that. It’s very important to speak with a professional that will complete 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 calculated based solely 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 pros from Solar Air Inc. 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 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 can also save you money. Purchasing a replacement air conditioner is a major 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 throughout the process. If you are ready for an air conditioner replacement
or have any questions for the professionals at Solar Air Inc. , give us a call at 954-320-7398 to set up an appointment with us.