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 right 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 home’s 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 always be warming up and cooling down because it’s production 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 lifecycle of your system. An oversized air conditioner will cost you more money up front and over time. On the other hand, a system that is undersized will operate too long and can’t fully cool your home when the weather gets hot. An incorrectly sized system will have to work harder, your energy costs will be higher and your comfort will suffer because of that. It’s very important to talk to a professional that will complete 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 exclusively on square footage and was often erroneous. 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 Klaus & Sons Heating & 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 comprehensive assessment of your needs. An accurately sized and functioning HVAC system will not only keep you more comfortable, it will also save you money. Purchasing a replacement air conditioner is a major decision, which is why we want to ensure 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 Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning, give us a call at 909-982-5698 or arrange an appointment with us online.