What Size A/C System Do I Need?
In today’s marketplace almost every home has a central air conditioning unit, especially here in north Orlando. These units run your entire house as opposed to older window-based units that each controlled one room. A properly sized air conditioning unit will keep you comfortable, save you money and provide years of reliable service. However, the wrong unit can cost you more money and even be harmful to your health (for example a unit that is too big may not run long enough to dehumidify the air in your home – leading to mold issues). The information below will help you understand the basics of central air conditioning systems and how to determine the right size unit for your home.
There are many factors that go into deciding the right size A/C unit for your home.
- How well insulated is your home or business? The better the insulation the less work your A/C unit will have to do to keep you cool and comfortable.
- How many windows and skylights do you have? The more sunlight gets in the more heat gets in.
- How many rooms in your home are high heat? For example, kitchens and laundry rooms with dryers need more cooling than other rooms without high-heat generating appliances.
- What kind of roof does your home or business have? A flat roof may have less insulation than a peaked roof, etc.
Once you have answered these questions you can get a fairly accurate estimate off of the US Energy Star website.
For all of your air conditioning replacement, repair, and general maintenance needs in the north Orlando area, we urge you to get in touch with our team of experienced air conditioning professionals. We look forward to working with you towards a cooler home.