Properly sizing a new HVAC system is essential for a good installation. If you’re thinking about purchasing a new air conditioner for your West Palm Beach, Florida, home, our professionals will always perform a load calculation to determine that the correct size system will be installed.

What is HVAC Sizing?

HVAC sizing is the process of determining how large your air conditioner needs to be to keep your home comfortable. This is one of the first things you should do when you’re considering a new installation. While a smaller system will cost less upfront, you may pay for your improper sizing in the long run. Bigger isn’t necessarily better, either. An oversized system can be a costly mistake, too.

When sizing or performing a load calculation for your home, our technicians consider the square footage, orientation, insulation, window, and door placement and more. Our detailed calculations will help you get the perfect system for your needs.

Issues With Undersized Systems

If your HVAC system is too small, it won’t have the capacity to heat and cool your home properly. It may run constantly without ever delivering the temperatures you’re after. This causes excessive wear and tear, resulting in more frequent repairs and a shorter lifespan. Though the system uses less energy than a larger installation while it’s running, this is a less efficient choice. By running constantly, it can ultimately create a larger utility bill.

Issues With Oversized Systems

An oversized system can heat and cool central portions of your home quickly, but the air won’t have enough time to circulate properly before the system shuts off. This results in hot and cold spots. Cycling too often also creates extra wear on the system which will result in more frequent repairs and replacements. Cycling uses a lot of energy which can cause your utility bills to spike.

Having a load calculation performed before you buy a new air conditioner will ensure you’re getting the best system for your needs. Call Den-Air Air Conditioning at 561-459-2719 to learn more about choosing the best installation.

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