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 approaching quickly, but how do you determine the size of the system you’ll need? Selecting the best 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.
Buying a system that is too large wastes energy and money. A larger system will continuously be warming up and cooling down because it’s output will not require it to run as long. This is known as “short cycling” and it increases the wear on your system and in turn, reduces the life of your system. An oversized unit will cost you more money upfront and down the road.
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 hot. An incorrectly sized system will have to work harder, your bills could be higher and your comfort will be impacted because of that. It’s very important to speak with an expert that will do 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 exclusively 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 Econo Air will study your home as a whole and then be able to offer 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 comprehensive assessment of your needs.
An accurately sized and functioning HVAC system will not only keep you more comfortable, it can also save you money. Adding a replacement air conditioner is a huge 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 pros at Econo Air, give us a call at 714-710-1070 or arrange an appointment with us online.