What Size Should My Replacement Air Conditioner Be?
You’ve found yourself 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? Picking 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 home’s 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 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 reduces the lifecycle 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 small will stay on too long and won’t be able to fully cool your home when the weather gets toasty. An inadequately 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 a professional that will do a load calculation and advise you on the correct system for your needs.
How is Load Calculation Determined?
A home’s load calculation used to be decided based exclusively on square footage and was often incorrect. Technology and knowledge have made a lot of advances since then. When you’re ready for a replacement air conditioner, one of the pros from Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling will study your home as a whole and then be able to give 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 comprehensive assessment of your needs.
A properly sized and functioning HVAC system will not only keep you more comfortable, it could also save you money. Purchasing 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 for every step of the way. If you are ready for an air conditioner replacement
or have any questions for the professionals at Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling, give us a call at 515-207-6569 to schedule an appointment with us.