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 decide the size of system you’ll need? Selecting the correct 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 comfort needs.
 
When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always better.
Installing a system that is too large wastes energy and money. A larger system will constantly be warming up and cooling down because it’s productivity will not require it to runas 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 undersized will operate too long and will not be able to fully cool your home when the weather gets warm. An incorrectly sized system will have to work harder, your bills may be higher and your comfort will suffer because of that. It’s very important to speak with a pro 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 only on square footage and was often wrong. Technology and knowledge have evolved a lot since then. When you’re ready for a replacement air conditioner, one of the experts from Symbiont Service Corp will study your home as a whole and then be able to provide an accurate load calculation. Load calculations are composed of everything from the construction of your home, amount of insulation, the local climate in addition to 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. Buying 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 throughout the process. If you are ready for an air conditioner replacement or have any questions for the experts at Symbiont Service Corp, give us a call at 941-306-4161 to set up an appointment with us.
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