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 decide 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.
Buying a system that is too large wastes energy and money. A larger system will constantly be warming up and cooling down because its productivity will not require it to operate long. This is known as “short cycling” and it increases the wear on your system and in turn, reduces the lifecycle of your system. An oversized system will cost you more money upfront and down the road.
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 incorrectly sized system will have to work harder, your energy costs will be higher, and your comfort will be affected because of that. It’s very important to speak with a professional that will complete a load calculation and advise you on the best system for your needs.
How is Load Calculation Determined?
A home’s load calculation used to be decided based solely on square footage and was often wrong. Technology and knowledge have come a long way since then. When you’re ready for a replacement air conditioner, one of the experts from Temp Air System Inc. 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 comprehensive assessment of your needs.
A correctly sized and functioning HVAC system will not only keep you more comfortable but can also save you money. Adding a replacement air conditioner is a huge decision, which is why we want to ensure 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 Temp Air System Inc., give us a call to arrange an appointment with us.