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 very important 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 constantly 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 decreases the lifecycle of your system. An oversized air conditioner will cost you more money up front and in the long run.
On the other hand, a system that is too little will run 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 energy costs could be higher and your comfort will be affected because of that. It’s very important to work with 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 calculated based solely on square footage and was often erroneous. Technology and knowledge have come a long way since then. When you’re ready for a replacement air conditioner, one of the pros from Farris Heating & Air will study your home as a whole and then be able to provide 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 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 be sure your system will meet or exceed all of your needs. We are here to help you along for every step of the way. If you are ready for an air conditioner replacement
or have any questions for the experts at Farris Heating & Air, give us a call at 918-534-8194 to set up an appointment with us.