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 decide the size of system you’ll need? Choosing the correct 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 runas long. This is known as “short cycling” and it increases the wear on your system and in turn reduces the lifespan of your system. An oversized unit will cost you more money up front and down the road.
On the other hand, a system that is too little will run too long and won’t be able to fully cool your home when the weather gets warm. An incorrectly sized system will have to work harder, your energy expenses may be higher and your comfort will suffer because of that. It’s very important to speak 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 decided based solely on square footage and was often wrong. Technology and knowledge have come a long way since then. When you’re ready for a replacement air conditioner, one of the experts from Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. will study your home as a whole and then be able to provide an accurate load calculation. Load calculations are composed 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 all-encompassing assessment of your needs.
An accurately sized and functioning HVAC system will not only keep you more comfortable, it will also save you money. Buying 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 Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C., give us a call at 956-630-3522 to set up an appointment with us.