Time for a New Air Conditioner? Scott’s Air Explains Why Size Matters
When it comes time to replace a worn out HVAC system there are several factors to consider – brand, capacity, cost, type, etc. Air conditioners are all-important in Florida, as they can run year-round. Homeowners want to keep the house cool without spending too much, so it is important that the air conditioner is the right capacity.
Scott’s Heating & Air Conditioning, one of Central Florida’s leading AC companies, wants to help homeowners find the right size AC for the home.
“Unless a technician visits your home and evaluates it, it’s difficult to assess what type or size of air conditioner your home needs,” said Scott, president and founder. “However, there are some rules of thumb to follow to narrow down the search.”
The primary factor of determining the size of air conditioner needed is the square footage of the home. A basic calculation to follow is for every 400 square feet of the home, one ton of air is needed. Your Scott’s Air technician can perform a load calculation for your home to determine exactly what you need.
Another major factor that impacts the air conditioning effectiveness is the home’s physical structure. For example, vaulted ceilings or lofts create large open spaces inside of the house. High ceilings, stairs and lofts are inefficient when it comes to air conditioning because your central air system works to condition extra air that won’t be used. Also, homes with older windows lack efficiency and increase the heat in the home.
“It can be challenging to maintain a comfortable temperature in an older two-story home or a home that has been remodeled to create additional space,” said Scott. “If your home has areas with open spaces and high ceilings, a way to improve efficiency is AC zoning which allows only certain parts of the home to heat or cool.”
If you are interested in finding out if your air conditioner is the correct size and how to find the right size to fit your home, have a Scott’s Air comfort advisor visit for an evaluation.
“There may come a time when you need a new system and our team is here to help you find the perfect system for your home,” said Scott. Our no pressure, no obligation quote will include all the elements needed to complete the job so you know exactly what you’re getting and exactly what it will cost – with no surprises.”Tags: air conditioner, hvac system, New Air Conditioner