Here in Beaumont, an air conditioner replacement is about more than cool air every now and then. We have to combat triple-digit temperatures and extremely high levels of humidity throughout the year, so air conditioner efficiency is a top priority. The best way to make sure your AC can keep up with your cooling needs is to invest in the correct size for your home.
Efficient Systems is proud to offer expert HVAC contractors to complete your Beaumont AC installation flawlessly. Our team has years of experience sizing and advising on your cooling needs. Your new unit will become a great investment the second you purchase it – and for many years to come!
What Makes AC Size So Important?
Many homeowners may not realize just how much of an impact the size of the AC unit makes. Not only can it limit the cooling efficiency in your home, it can also determine the comfort and cost you experience for over 10 years!
An AC unit that is too small will always struggle to meet the cooling demands of the home – especially in those particularly hot summer months! Since the system has to run so long to constantly cool the air moving in and out of your home, it will use far more energy throughout the day. This puts strain on the AC unit and will end up costing you a significant amount every month on your utility bill.
If you’re hoping you can buy the largest AC unit in the store to avoid the struggle of a small unit, you have to be careful! If your AC unit is too big, it will complete its cooling cycle quickly and shut off. This means your system will be powering up and down more often, using energy to start up every time. Plus, the humidity in your air won’t have enough time to be absorbed and filtered out, leaving your home cool, but clammy.
How To Correctly Size Your AC Unit
If there are so many ways you can go wrong, how can you ever hope to invest in an appropriately sized HVAC system? Luckily, you can evaluate your cooling needs ahead of time and use a BTU calculation formula for air conditioners to determine which unit meets your needs best.
British Thermal Units (BTUs) are units for measuring how much heat your AC can pull from the air in a given amount of time. Figuring out how much air you need cooled and the power it will take to cool it is called the heating load. You can calculate how many BTUs you need to cool your home with a simple formula.
(square footage) x (25 BTUs) = total BTUs needed
For example, if your home is 1,500 square feet, you would input that number into the formula – (1,500) x (25) – to get 37,500 BTUs.
The last thing you need to do is divide the total amount of BTUs by the 12,000 BTUs that each ton of air conditioning can manage. 37,500 divided by 12,00 equals 3.1 tons. A professional might recommend that you invest in a 3.5 ton AC to adequately cover your cooling needs.
Professional AC Installation Advice
Our team at Efficient Systems is here to help you every step of the way through your AC replacement project. That means ensuring you are aware of all your options and have everything you need to make an informed decision. Then we’ll install your unit with precision and care so that your cooling begins right away. Contact us today for expert AC installation services!