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What Size Should My Replacement Air Conditioner Be?

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 approaching quickly, but how do you figure out the size of system you’ll need? Selecting 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 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 decreases the life of your system. An oversized unit will cost you more money up front and down the road.
 
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 costs may be higher and your comfort will be impacted because of that. It’s very important to work with a pro that will do 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 wrong. 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 A2Z Air Inc will study your home as a whole and then be able to offer an accurate load calculation. Load calculations include 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.
 
A correctly sized and functioning HVAC system will not only keep you more comfortable, it could 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 for every step of the way. If you are ready for an air conditioner replacement or have any questions for the pros at A2Z Air Inc, give us a call at 954-562-0009 or arrange an appointment with us online.