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 on the horizon, but how do you decide the size of system you’ll need? Picking the right 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 comfort 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 constantly be warming up and cooling down because it’s productivity will not require it to operateas long. This is known as “short cycling” and it increases the wear on your system and in turn decreases the life of your system. An oversized system will cost you more money up front and over time.
 
On the other hand, a system that is undersized will stay on too long and will not be able to fully cool your home when the weather gets hot. An inadequately 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 best system for your needs.
 
How is Load Calculation Determined?
A home’s load calculation used to be decided based solely 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 pros from Abilene Air-Tech Inc will study your home as a whole and then be able to offer an accurate load calculation. Load calculations include 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.
 
An accurately sized and functioning HVAC system will not only keep you more comfortable, it could also save you money. Adding a replacement air conditioner is a big 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 during every step of the process. If you are ready for an air conditioner replacement or have any questions for the experts at Abilene Air-Tech Inc, give us a call at 325-200-4667 or arrange an appointment with us online.
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