The days of enduring the heat of the summer sun are over. These days, almost every residence has a home air conditioner and the thought of it malfunctioning or, heaven forbid, completely failing is completely unacceptable to the people living there.
While AC units are one of the most reliable appliances in the home, using one that is too small or too large for the job is one of the most common reasons for an AC unit to fail. In short, people expect far too much out of an ordinary home air conditioning unit.
If a unit is too small, it will obviously not cool the space to an acceptable temperature. In addition, the unit will be overworked and will not perform well over its expected life. Similarly, a unit that is too large will cycle excessively. Problems associated with “over cycling” are higher energy bills and an accumulation of moisture as the unit does not cycle effectively.
Determine the Right Size Air Conditioner System
The most fundamental method of calculating the proper size of an AC system is the square footage of the space. While this is an important factor, the number of users, the specific type of use and the average temperature of the environment also play a key role in determining the optimal size of the AC unit.
The calculations for determining the right size air conditioner unit are not particularly complicated but they do involve quite a few variables. It is advisable to utilize the services of a professional AC installer to guide you in your selection. These services are typically free and are invaluable in helping the homeowner save time and money.
A Final Piece of Advice
It costs no more to enlist the advice of a seasoned professional air conditioner contractor. Whether you use their services or not. Most AC companies will give you excellent advice on the type and size of AC system that will most properly fit your needs. One you determine that need, it is up to you as to how you will have your home air conditioner installed.