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 on the horizon, but how do you determine the size of system you’ll need? Choosing 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.
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 workas long. This is known as “short cycling” and it increases the wear on your system and in turn hurts the lifecycle of your system. An oversized system will cost you more money up front and in the long run.
On the other hand, a system that is undersized will operate too long and will not be able to fully cool your home when the weather gets warm. An improperly sized system will have to work harder, your bills could be higher and your comfort will be affected because of that. It’s very important to talk to an expert that will complete 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 calculated based only 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 Forster Heating will study your home as a whole and then be able to provide an accurate load calculation. Load calculations are made 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 can also save you money. Adding a replacement air conditioner is a major 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 for every step of the way. If you are ready for an air conditioner replacement
or have any questions for the experts at Forster Heating, give us a call at 530-885-8081 to set up an appointment with us.