Picking The Right Size A/C For Your Home

Picking The Right Size A/C For Your Home

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When it is time to purchase a new air conditioning unit for your home, there are several things that you should consider. The most important feature that you must look at is the size of the cooling unit, not the physical size of the unit, but the cooling capacity. Purchasing the right size is crucial to your unit working properly.


How To Get The Right Size AC Unit

The easiest way to determine the size of the AC unit that you need to purchase for your home is to determine the square footage of your home. AC units are classified by the ton, or how many tons of pressure they produce to push air through your home. As a rule, you should have 1 ton of pressure for every 600 square feet that you are trying to cool. Here at Always Ready Repair we offer proper load calculation to ensure we get the size 100% correct and avoid any performance issues for years to come.

A house that is approximately 1,800 square feet, for example, would need a 3-ton AC unit to cool the home effectively.


Bigger Is Not Necessarily Better

There is a lot of misinformation about purchasing a larger AC unit than your home needs. The justification for this idea is that if you purchase a larger AC unit than what you need, it will run less often and cost you less to use.

While there is some truth to this thought process, it is not necessarily right. Your air conditioning unit does more than just cool your house. As the air circulates through the system, it also draws much of the humidity out of the air. If the AC unit does not run long enough, your home can feel damp.

Additionally, if the unit is too large, it will turn on and off more frequently to keep the air temperature steady. It may run for a shorter time, but the continual on and off mode will place a lot of wear and tear on the unit and may actually cost you more in the long run.


If You Are Worried About Operational Costs

Many people worry that if they do not buy a larger AC unit that they will have higher bills each month. This can be avoided by purchasing the right size unit with a higher SEER rating. The SEER rating determines the energy efficiency of the machine. A rating of 15 and over are very energy-efficient models.


Are You Ready To Replace Your AC Unit?

Always Ready Repair can help take the problems out of picking the right air conditioning unit for your home. Our knowledgeable and experienced technicians will help you select the right size unit for your home.

Always Ready Repair offers new AC units that have high SEER ratings, so you don't have to worry about running up your electric bills while you cool your home.

For a limited time, we offer 0% financing on any new HVAC system, which combined with the currently available rebates equals a very significant savings for you. We are here to answer your questions, and we can make a quick installation when you are ready to replace your air conditioning unit. Our name says it all: Always Ready Repair.