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? 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 comfort 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 workas long. This is known as “short cycling” and it increases the wear on your system and in turn decreases 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 operate too long and can’t fully cool your home when the weather gets hot. An incorrectly sized system will have to work harder, your bills may be higher and your comfort will be impacted because of that. It’s very important to speak with a professional that will perform a load calculation and advise you on the best 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 pros from Polar Air & Heating Inc 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 as well as 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 will 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 professionals at Polar Air & Heating Inc, give us a call at 702-623-0579 to arrange an appointment with us.
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