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 decide 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 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 always be warming up and cooling down because it’s productivity 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 air conditioner will cost you more money up front and down the road.
On the other hand, a system that is too little will operate too long and will not be able to fully cool your home when the weather gets hot. An inadequately sized system will have to work harder, your energy costs may be higher and your comfort will be affected because of that. It’s very important to work with an expert that will perform 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 exclusively on square footage and was often erroneous. Technology and knowledge have made a lot of advances since then. When you’re ready for a replacement air conditioner, one of the professionals from Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc 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 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. Purchasing a replacement air conditioner is a major decision, which is why we want to make 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 professionals at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc, give us a call at 662-281-1231 to schedule an appointment with us.