What Size Should My Replacement Air Conditioner Be?

What Size Should My Replacement Air Conditioner Be?
You’ve come to the point where it’s time for an air conditioner replacement or perhaps you see this point rapidly approaching, but how do you decide 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.
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 output 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 lifecycle 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 operate too long and won’t be able to fully cool your home when the weather gets toasty. 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 talk to a professional that will complete 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 incorrect. Technology and knowledge have evolved a lot since then. When you’re ready for a replacement air conditioner, one of the pros from Speedy Air Conditioning 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 complete assessment of your needs.
 
A correctly sized and functioning HVAC system will not only keep you more comfortable, it will 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 professionals at Speedy Air Conditioning, give us a call at 239-596-2645 or schedule an appointment with us online.
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