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 determine the size of system you’ll need? Selecting the right 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 comfort 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 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 system will cost you more money up front and in the long run.
On the other hand, a system that is too little will stay on too long and can’t fully cool your home when the weather gets warm. An improperly sized system will have to work harder, your energy costs will be higher and your comfort will be impacted 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 evolved a lot since then. When you’re ready for a replacement air conditioner, one of the professionals from Age Heating & Cooling will study your home as a whole and then be able to give an accurate load calculation. Load calculations are composed of everything from the construction of your home, amount of insulation, the local climate and type and color of your roof, to the number of home occupants – a truly all-encompassing assessment of your needs.
A correctly sized and functioning HVAC system will not only keep you more comfortable, it could also save you money. Adding 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 pros at Age Heating & Cooling, give us a call at 208-578-4258 to set up an appointment with us.