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 figure out the size of system you’ll need? Selecting 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 constantly 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 lifespan 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 improperly sized system will have to work harder, your energy expenses could be higher and your comfort will be affected because of that. It’s very important to speak with a professional that will do a load calculation and advise you on the best 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 come a long way since then. When you’re ready for a replacement air conditioner, one of the pros from Comfort Zone Inc will study your home as a whole and then be able to offer an accurate load calculation. Load calculations are composed of 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 can also save you money. Purchasing 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 throughout the process. If you are ready for an air conditioner replacement or have any questions for the pros at Comfort Zone Inc, give us a call at 239-574-2327 or set up an appointment with us online.