What Size Should My Replacement Air Conditioner Be?
You’ve found yourself the point where it’s time for an air conditioner replacement
or perhaps you see this point on the horizon, but how do you decide the size of system you’ll need? Choosing the right size is crucial 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 constantly 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 hurts the life of your system. An oversized air conditioner will cost you more money up front and in the long run.
On the other hand, a system that is too small will run too long and will not be able to fully cool your home when the weather gets toasty. An inadequately sized system will have to work harder, your energy costs could be higher and your comfort will be affected because of that. It’s very important to work 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 determined 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 pros from A&M Heating & Cooling LLC will study your home as a whole and then be able to offer an accurate load calculation. Load calculations are made of everything from the construction of your home, amount of insulation, the local climate in addition to type and color of your roof, to the number of home occupants – a truly comprehensive assessment of your needs.
A correctly 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 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 A&M Heating & Cooling LLC, give us a call at 520-200-1048 to schedule an appointment with us.