What Size Should My Replacement Air Conditioner Be? 02/29/2016What 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 determine 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.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 operateas long. This is known as “short cycling” and it increases the wear on your system and in turn reduces the lifespan of your system. An oversized air conditioner will cost you more money up front and in the long run. On the other hand, a system that is undersized will stay on too long and won’t be able to fully cool your home when the weather gets warm. An improperly sized system will have to work harder, your bills will be higher and your comfort will be affected because of that. It’s very important to work with a professional that will perform a load calculation and advise you on the right 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 wrong. Technology and knowledge have come a long way since then. When you’re ready for a replacement air conditioner, one of the pros from Air Max HVAC Inc 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 as well as 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 can also save you money. Purchasing a replacement air conditioner is a major 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 during every step of the process. If you are ready for an air conditioner replacement or have any questions for the pros at Air Max HVAC Inc, give us a call at 805-217-8662 or schedule an appointment with us online.