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 rapidly approaching, but how do you decide the size of system you’ll need? Selecting the best size is crucial 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 always be warming up and cooling down because it’s output will not require it to operateas 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 undersized will stay on too long and won’t be able to fully cool your home when the weather gets warm. An improperly sized system will have to work harder, your energy costs may be higher and your comfort will be impacted because of that. It’s very important to talk to a pro that will complete 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 calculated based solely on square footage and was often wrong. Technology and knowledge have evolved a lot since then. When you’re ready for a replacement air conditioner, one of the experts from Premium Air Services LLC will study your home as a whole and then be able to provide an accurate load calculation. Load calculations are made of everything from the construction of your home, amount of insulation, the local climate in addition to type and color of your roof, to the number of home occupants – a truly complete assessment of your needs.
A properly 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 big 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 during every step of the process. If you are ready for an air conditioner replacement
or have any questions for the professionals at Premium Air Services LLC, give us a call at 713-364-9957 to arrange an appointment with us.