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 approaching quickly, but how do you figure out the size of system you’ll need? Picking 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 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 continuously be warming up and cooling down because it’s production will not require it to workas 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 system will cost you more money up front and down the road.
On the other hand, a system that is too little will stay on too long and will not be able to fully cool your home when the weather gets hot. An incorrectly sized system will have to work harder, your bills may be higher and your comfort will suffer because of that. It’s very important to work with a professional 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 determined based solely on square footage and was often wrong. Technology and knowledge have made a lot of advances since then. When you’re ready for a replacement air conditioner, one of the professionals from Street Heating and Cooling 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 all-encompassing assessment of your needs.
A correctly sized and functioning HVAC system will not only keep you more comfortable, it will also save you money. Purchasing a replacement air conditioner is a huge 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 experts at Street Heating and Cooling, give us a call at 605-206-3915 to set up an appointment with us.