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 figure out the size of system you’ll need? Choosing the correct 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.
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 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 hurts the lifespan of your system. An oversized system will cost you more money up front and in the long run.
 
On the other hand, a system that is undersized will operate too long and can’t fully cool your home when the weather gets toasty. An inadequately sized system will have to work harder, your energy expenses may be higher and your comfort will be impacted because of that. It’s very important to speak with a professional that will complete a load calculation and advise you on the right system for your needs.
 
How is Load Calculation Determined?
A home’s load calculation used to be decided based only on square footage and was often incorrect. Technology and knowledge have come a long way since then. When you’re ready for a replacement air conditioner, one of the pros from Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. will study your home as a whole and then be able to give an accurate load calculation. Load calculations are composed 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 throughout the process. If you are ready for an air conditioner replacement or have any questions for the experts at Eco Fresh HVAC Inc., give us a call at 714-855-1717 to set up an appointment with us.
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