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What Size Should My Replacement Air Conditioner Be?

What Size Should My Replacement Air Conditioner Be?
You’ve come to the point where it’s time for an air conditioner replacement or perhaps you see this point approaching quickly, but how do you figure out the size of system you’ll need? Choosing 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.
Buying a system that is too large wastes energy and money. A larger system will constantly be warming up and cooling down because it’s output will not require it to workas 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 unit will cost you more money up front and in the long run.
 
On the other hand, a system that is too small will stay on too long and can’t fully cool your home when the weather gets toasty. An improperly sized system will have to work harder, your bills could be higher and your comfort will be impacted because of that. It’s very important to talk to a pro that will perform 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 decided based solely on square footage and was often incorrect. 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 Thornberry Bros Inc will study your home as a whole and then be able to offer an accurate load calculation. Load calculations include 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.
 
An accurately sized and functioning HVAC system will not only keep you more comfortable, it can also save you money. Adding a replacement air conditioner is a major 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 Thornberry Bros Inc, give us a call at 859-745-1564 or arrange an appointment with us online.