When it Comes to Your Air Conditioner, Size Matters

If you’re getting ready to purchase a new air conditioning system, you’ve probably heard talk about what size system you need. When discussing size in terms of an air conditioner, it is not the actual “physical size” that’s being referred to, but rather the power levels of the air conditioner. Power levels are measured in BTU’s or British Thermal Units per hour. Determining what size air conditioner you need is paramount for your comfort and the efficiency of the system.Your air conditioner must not be too big or too small for your home, it must be just right. The problems with a unit that is too small are pretty obvious…it would lack the power to keep your home cool. On the other side of the coin, you don’t want a system that generates too much power either. In this situation, your system will cycle on and off (rapid cycling)causing to much strain on your air conditioner which will cause the equipment to wear out more quickly.
Determining what size system your home requires is not as simple as you may think. It not only requires measuring the square footage, but also factoring in the amount of sunlight your home gets, any cracks or breaches around windows and doors, the amount of insulation in the home and more. This is why it’s always important to have a qualified estimator determine the size system you need and to advice you on the best model for your individual situation.
If you are thinking about replacing your system, give MTB Heating and Air a call, We have experienced estimators who can provide you with the correct information. In addition with MTB, you never need to worry about someone trying to sell you anything you don’t need. Right now, Lennox is offering up to $1,700 rebates on qualifying systems. If you’re in need of a system replacement, this is a good time to consider it.