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 rapidly approaching, but how do you determine the size of system you’ll need? Picking the correct 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 production will not require it to operateas long. This is known as “short cycling” and it increases the wear on your system and in turn hurts the lifecycle of your system. An oversized system will cost you more money up front and in the long run. On the other hand, a system that is undersized will operate too long and can’t fully cool your home when the weather gets toasty. 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 talk to 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 determined based exclusively on square footage and was often erroneous. Technology and knowledge have come a long way since then. When you’re ready for a replacement air conditioner, one of the professionals from Custom Air Systems Inc will study your home as a whole and then be able to provide an accurate load calculation. Load calculations include 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 comprehensive assessment of your needs. A properly 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 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 professionals at Custom Air Systems Inc, give us a call at 772-335-3232 or set up an appointment with us online.