What Size Should My Replacement Air Conditioner Be? 02/29/2016What Size Should My Replacement Air Conditioner Be?You’ve reached the point where it’s time for an air conditioner replacement or perhaps you see this point on the horizon, but how do you figure out the size of system you’ll need? Picking the right size is very important 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.Putting in 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 reduces 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 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 energy costs could be higher and your comfort will suffer because of that. It’s very important to talk to an expert that will complete 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 determined based solely 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 experts from Cooler Tymes LLC 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 in addition to type and color of your roof, to the number of home occupants – a truly comprehensive assessment of your needs. A properly 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 big 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 for every step of the way. If you are ready for an air conditioner replacement or have any questions for the pros at Cooler Tymes LLC, give us a call at 623-206-6770 or set up an appointment with us online.