When it comes to air conditioners, one size does not fit all. Matching the size of your cooling system to the size of your home is essential if you want an evenly cooled and comfortable home. An AC unit that’s too small will fail to cool your entire house properly or efficiently, while an oversized AC unit will switch on unpredictably and increase your home’s energy usage and therefore your utility bills. While you can make an educated guess to the filter you should use for your home, it is always important to involve a certified technician to find the correct air conditioner for your home.
- Determine Size: One option you can use to choose the right cooling system for your home is to measure the square footage. As a rule, a larger home will require a larger air conditioner in order to properly cool the entire building. Although square footage is a great way to determine the right cooling system for your home, it is best to call an HVAC company to get an exact calculation. Morvent’s One Hour will complete a Manual J-Calculation for your home. A Manual J-Calculation is the only approved calculation that accurately determines the proper size of an air conditioner for your home
- Make Adjustments: The square footage of your home isn’t the only way to determine the proper size of an air conditioner. Homes in warm climate zones, for example, may need a larger AC unit than a home with the same square footage in a cooler area of the country. Your AC unit size may also need adjustment if your home has more regular occupants than it does rooms—the extra human activity can make a huge difference on your AC unit’s energy usage. Take these factors into account, as well as the performance and size of your current AC unit, when choosing a new unit size.
Get in touch with Morvent's One Hour in West Chester, PA at (484) 734-1445 if your HVAC unit needs to be serviced or replaced. Our certified technicians will diagnose the problem quickly and give you a detailed estimate.