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 determine the size of system you’ll need? Picking the right 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 home’s 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 constantly be warming up and cooling down because it’s productivity will not require it to operateas long. This is known as “short cycling” and it increases the wear on your system and in turn reduces the life of your system. An oversized unit will cost you more money up front and over time.
On the other hand, a system that is too small will stay on too long and won’t be able to fully cool your home when the weather gets toasty. An inadequately sized system will have to work harder, your energy expenses will be higher and your comfort will be impacted because of that. It’s very important to talk to a professional that will perform a load calculation and advise you on the right system for your needs.
How is Load Calculation Determined?
A home’s load calculation used to be calculated based exclusively on square footage and was often incorrect. Technology and knowledge have evolved a lot since then. When you’re ready for a replacement air conditioner, one of the professionals from Pliescott HVAC Services LLC 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 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 big 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 professionals at Pliescott HVAC Services LLC , give us a call at 410-228-4822 to schedule an appointment with us.