What Size Should My Replacement Air Conditioner Be?

February 29, 2016
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 decide the size of system you’ll need? Choosing the right 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 budget.
 
When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always better.
Buying a system that is too large wastes energy and money. A larger system will constantly be warming up and cooling down because it’s output will not require it to workas 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 system will cost you more money up front and over time.
 
On the other hand, a system that is too small will run 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 expenses may be higher and your comfort will be impacted because of that. It’s very important to work with an expert that will do 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 erroneous. Technology and knowledge have evolved a lot since then. When you’re ready for a replacement air conditioner, one of the experts from Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC will study your home as a whole and then be able to offer an accurate load calculation. Load calculations are composed of everything from the construction of your home, amount of insulation, the local climate as well as type and color of your roof, to the number of home occupants – a truly comprehensive assessment of your needs.
 
A correctly 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 big 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 Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC, give us a call at 662-269-8716 to schedule an appointment with us.