What Size Should My Replacement Air Conditioner Be?

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 rapidly approaching, 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 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 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 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 small 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 energy costs could be higher and your comfort will suffer because of that. It’s very important to talk to a professional 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 exclusively 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 professionals from Cool Air Solutions will study your home as a whole and then be able to give an accurate load calculation. Load calculations are made 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.
 
An accurately sized and functioning HVAC system will not only keep you more comfortable, it will also save you money. Purchasing a replacement air conditioner is a major 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 Cool Air Solutions, give us a call at 951-299-9853 to set up an appointment with us.
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