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? Selecting 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 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 reduces the lifespan of your system. An oversized air conditioner will cost you more money up front and down the road.
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 hot. An improperly sized system will have to work harder, your bills will be higher and your comfort will suffer because of that. It’s very important to talk to a pro 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 only on square footage and was often incorrect. Technology and knowledge have made a lot of advances since then. When you’re ready for a replacement air conditioner, one of the experts from B & G HVAC will study your home as a whole and then be able to offer an accurate load calculation. Load calculations include 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 all-encompassing assessment of your needs.
An accurately 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 throughout the process. If you are ready for an air conditioner replacement
or have any questions for the professionals at B & G HVAC, give us a call at 641-323-1210 to set up an appointment with us.