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 approaching quickly, but how do you determine the size of system you’ll need? Choosing the correct 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 continuously be warming up and cooling down because it’s production will not require it to operateas long. This is known as “short cycling” and it increases the wear on your system and in turn hurts the lifecycle 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 too little will run 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 bills could be higher and your comfort will suffer because of that. It’s very important to talk to a pro 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 determined 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 pros from Interstate Heating & Air Conditioning 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 properly sized and functioning HVAC system will not only keep you more comfortable, it will also save you money. Purchasing a replacement air conditioner is a big decision, which is why we want to be 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 pros at Interstate Heating & Air Conditioning, give us a call at 402-509-5940 to set up an appointment with us.