Load Calculations – Finding the Right Air Conditioner for your Needs

Is your air conditioning unit the right size? Just like the story of Goldilocks and the three bears, Goldilocks wanted to find the bed that was just right. This is the same when it comes to your air conditioning unit. You don’t want one that is too small, but you also don’t want one that is too big either. There are some good reasons and lots of studies that show how the load calculations help determine the size of the unit that is needed for a specific house or business. The load calculation is only part of what the technician uses to decide on a unit. They also need to take into account the way the house sits and the amount of doors and windows.

Bigger Air Conditioners Aren’t Always Better

Why is a unit that is too large for a home a bad idea? One of the ways that an air conditioner works is not only by cooling the air, but it also lowers the humidity in the home as well. When the unit is too big it cools the air a little faster, but has no time to get rid of the humidity, therefore leaving your home feeling clammy. A big problem with an air conditioning system that is too large is that it turns on and off more often than a unit that is the right size. This is because it will have the house at the proper temperature faster and run less time, but needs to turn back on more frequently to hold the temperature. This means the unit will have a shorter overall life and need to be replaced sooner. The cost of a unit that is too big also means that you will be paying for it. The larger the unit the more that it will cost to run and possibly more to do a professional installation.

Personalized Air Conditioning Consultation

When the professionals at NY NJ A/C Connections come to your home or office to give an estimate on a new unit, we are able to calculate load and offer advice on any variables that may be present. We can be sure to get you into the right size unit for your size home. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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