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 on the horizon, but how do you figure out the size of system you’ll need? Picking the right size is critical 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 always be warming up and cooling down because it’s output will not require it to workas long. This is known as “short cycling” and it increases the wear on your system and in turn decreases the lifespan of your system. An oversized unit will cost you more money up front and over time.
On the other hand, a system that is too little will operate too long and will not be able to fully cool your home when the weather gets toasty. An incorrectly sized system will have to work harder, your energy expenses may be higher and your comfort will be affected because of that. It’s very important to work with a professional that will do 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 calculated based exclusively 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 experts from CNR Air Conditioning Inc will study your home as a whole and then be able to give an accurate load calculation. Load calculations are made of everything from the construction of your home, amount of insulation, the local climate and type and color of your roof, to the number of home occupants – a truly comprehensive assessment of your needs.
A correctly sized and functioning HVAC system will not only keep you more comfortable, it will also save you money. Adding a replacement air conditioner is a major 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 CNR Air Conditioning Inc, give us a call at 239-241-5318 to schedule an appointment with us.