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? Selecting the best size is crucial 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.
Putting in a system that is too large wastes energy and money. A larger system will continuously be warming up and cooling down because it’s production will not require it to runas long. This is known as “short cycling” and it increases the wear on your system and in turn hurts the life 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 stay on too long and can’t fully cool your home when the weather gets hot. An improperly sized system will have to work harder, your energy expenses could be higher and your comfort will be affected because of that. It’s very important to speak with an expert that will perform 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 decided based only 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 experts from Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating 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 in addition to 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 could also save you money. Adding a replacement air conditioner is a huge decision, which is why we want to ensure 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 Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating, give us a call at 641-628-3621 to schedule an appointment with us.