What Size Should My Replacement Air Conditioner Be?

What Size Should My Replacement Air Conditioner Be?
You’ve come to the point where it’s time for an air conditioner replacement or perhaps you see this point rapidly approaching, but how do you determine the size of system you’ll need? Picking the correct 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 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 continuously be warming up and cooling down because it’s output will not require it to operateas long. This is known as “short cycling” and it increases the wear on your system and in turn hurts the lifespan of your system. An oversized unit will cost you more money up front and in the long run.
 
On the other hand, a system that is undersized will stay on too long and can’t fully cool your home when the weather gets warm. An incorrectly sized system will have to work harder, your energy expenses could be higher and your comfort will suffer 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 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 Smyth Air Conditioning Inc 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 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 can also save you money. Adding 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 throughout the process. If you are ready for an air conditioner replacement or have any questions for the experts at Smyth Air Conditioning Inc, give us a call at 561-533-6066 to schedule an appointment with us.
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