Why Is Purchasing the Correct Size Air Conditioner So Important?

It is a common misconception that the bigger the air conditioner, the cooler your home will get. If a homeowner is mis-informed or doesn’t consult an HVAC professional, he or she may purchase the wrong size unit. Energy bills and comfort will be effected if this happens.

Here are some of the factors that are considered when choosing the correct size unit:

-Size of the area you are looking to cool

-Home orientation and sun/shade

-If your home is very shaded from the sun, you won’t require as much power.

-How well the walls and air ducts are insulted

-Number of people that live in the home

-The age and condition of the home

-Existing ventilation system

Purchasing a unit that is too large for your home, would not only cost more, but you would see a decrease in the comfort you receive from your unit. It will cool your house faster, but will be turning on and off more often, thus running shorter cycles and wasting energy. Purchasing a unit that is too small for your home may cause it to not get cool enough for your comfort and liking.

Air conditioners come in various sizes and it can be difficult to know what is best for you. Leave it to the professional, no need for online calculators. The HVAC experts at Broadley’s will evaluate your space and help you select the best unit for your home. Give us a call today at 609-390-3907 to set up an appointment.