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 determine the size of system you’ll need? Choosing the best 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 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 continuously 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 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 undersized will run too long and can’t fully cool your home when the weather gets warm. An inadequately sized system will have to work harder, your energy expenses will be higher and your comfort will be impacted because of that. It’s very important to work with a professional 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 calculated based exclusively on square footage and was often erroneous. Technology and knowledge have evolved a lot since then. When you’re ready for a replacement air conditioner, one of the pros from GV Heating & Air 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 as well as 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 will 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 experts at GV Heating & Air, give us a call at 763-535-2000 to schedule an appointment with us.