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 rapidly approaching, but how do you determine the size of system you’ll need? Choosing 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.
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 operateas long. This is known as “short cycling” and it increases the wear on your system and in turn decreases the life of your system. An oversized unit 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 improperly sized system will have to work harder, your energy expenses will be higher and your comfort will be affected because of that. It’s very important to talk to a pro that will complete 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 determined based only on square footage and was often incorrect. Technology and knowledge have evolved a lot since then. When you’re ready for a replacement air conditioner, one of the pros from Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning 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 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 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 throughout the process. If you are ready for an air conditioner replacement
or have any questions for the experts at Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning, give us a call at 203-772-8319 to schedule an appointment with us.