What Size Should My Replacement Air Conditioner Be?

February 29, 2016
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 on the horizon, but how do you determine the size of system you’ll need? Selecting 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 home’s needs.
 
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 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 decreases the life of your system. An oversized air conditioner will cost you more money up front and over time.
 
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 toasty. An improperly sized system will have to work harder, your energy costs will 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 correct 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 come a long way since then. When you’re ready for a replacement air conditioner, one of the professionals from Bon Air Service Company will study your home as a whole and then be able to give an accurate load calculation. Load calculations include 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.
 
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 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 pros at Bon Air Service Company, give us a call at 972-332-1028 to arrange an appointment with us.