What Size Should My Replacement Air Conditioner Be?
You’ve found yourself 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 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 budget.
When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always better.
Buying a system that is too large wastes energy and money. A larger system will always 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 decreases the lifecycle of your system. An oversized unit will cost you more money up front and down the road.
On the other hand, a system that is undersized will operate too long and won’t be able to fully cool your home when the weather gets hot. An inadequately sized system will have to work harder, your bills may be higher and your comfort will be affected because of that. It’s very important to work 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 calculated based solely on square footage and was often erroneous. Technology and knowledge have made a lot of advances since then. When you’re ready for a replacement air conditioner, one of the pros from Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning will study your home as a whole and then be able to provide an accurate load calculation. Load calculations include 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, it can also save you money. Purchasing 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 throughout the process. If you are ready for an air conditioner replacement
or have any questions for the experts at Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning, give us a call at 801-305-4777 to arrange an appointment with us.