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 on the horizon, but how do you determine the size of system you’ll need? Choosing the best size is very important for your system’s efficiency and your home’s comfort. There’s a perfect air conditioner
out there for you and your comfort needs.
When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always better.
Installing a system that is too large wastes energy and money. A larger system will always be warming up and cooling down because it’s output will not require it to runas 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 undersized will run too long and won’t be able to fully cool your home when the weather gets warm. 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 talk to a professional 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 determined based solely on square footage and was often incorrect. Technology and knowledge have come a long way since then. When you’re ready for a replacement air conditioner, one of the experts from Clean Air HVAC 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 in addition to type and color of your roof, to the number of home occupants – a truly complete 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 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 during every step of the process. If you are ready for an air conditioner replacement
or have any questions for the professionals at Clean Air HVAC, give us a call at 925-233-6238 to set up an appointment with us.