What Size Should My Replacement Air Conditioner Be?
You’ve reached the point where it’s time for an air conditioner replacement
or perhaps you see this point approaching quickly, but how do you figure out the size of system you’ll need? Choosing the correct 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.
Putting in a system that is too large wastes energy and money. A larger system will always be warming up and cooling down because it’s productivity will not require it to workas long. This is known as “short cycling” and it increases the wear on your system and in turn decreases the lifecycle of your system. An oversized system will cost you more money up front and over time.
On the other hand, a system that is too small 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 bills will be higher and your comfort will suffer because of that. It’s very important to speak with an expert that will complete 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 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 Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning will study your home as a whole and then be able to give 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 comprehensive assessment of your needs.
A properly sized and functioning HVAC system will not only keep you more comfortable, it could also save you money. Purchasing a replacement air conditioner is a huge 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 experts at Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning, give us a call at 512-355-1482 to schedule an appointment with us.