What Size Should My Replacement Air Conditioner Be? 02/29/2016What 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 on the horizon, but how do you determine the size of system you’ll need? Selecting the right size is critical for your system’s efficiency and your home’s comfort. There’s a perfect air conditioner out there for you and your budget. 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 constantly be warming up and cooling down because it’s productivity will not require it to runas long. This is known as “short cycling” and it increases the wear on your system and in turn hurts the lifespan of your system. An oversized air conditioner 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 improperly sized system will have to work harder, your bills could be higher and your comfort will be affected because of that. It’s very important to talk to an expert that will perform 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 exclusively 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 professionals from Cool Air Solutions 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 all-encompassing assessment of your needs. An accurately sized and functioning HVAC system will not only keep you more comfortable, it could also save you money. Buying a replacement air conditioner is a major 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 for every step of the way. If you are ready for an air conditioner replacement or have any questions for the pros at Cool Air Solutions, give us a call at 951-676-2665 or set up an appointment with us online.