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? 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 budget. When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always better.Installing a system that is too large wastes energy and money. A larger system will always 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 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 too little will operate too long and will not be able to fully cool your home when the weather gets toasty. 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 speak with a pro 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 solely 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 pros from B&D Air Conditioning 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 complete assessment of your needs. A correctly sized and functioning HVAC system will not only keep you more comfortable, it will also save you money. Adding a replacement air conditioner is a huge 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 experts at B&D Air Conditioning, give us a call at 928-432-6018 or set up an appointment with us online.