Considering the size of an air conditioner before installation is a smart practice that will help save you money and maintain efficiency. Many people are under the misconception that bigger AC units lead to better performance, but that is not always the case. There are a variety of factors that come into play when choosing the size of your air conditioner that can affect performance quality, efficiency and cost. This is why it is best to consult an HVAC expert before purchasing and installing an AC unit into your home.
HVAC experts look at these factors to determine the correct size of your air conditioner:
- The total volume of your home or living space
- The windows - How many do you have? What condition are they in? What orientation are they facing?
- The sun-exposed areas in your house
- The ventilation and ductwork within your home
- The shade provided by buildings or trees outside
- The size of the air conditioner in TONS
- The SEER rating of an air conditioner
Without keeping the above factors in mind, homeowners may become at risk of installing an oversized or undersized air conditioner unit.
Oversized Air Conditioners
Installing an AC unit that is too big for your home can lead to increased costs and reduced indoor air quality. Oversized air conditioners are at risk of cooling too quickly and shutting off before it has the chance to dehumidify your house and filter the air. Due to this, common pollutants, such as dust, mold, pet dander, and allergens will not be filtered through. Because the air remains humid and unfiltered during the first cycle, oversized air conditioners will frequently start up and shut down again. Ultimately, oversized air conditioners are known to run far too often for short periods of time, which can lead to increased costs and eventually lead to the wear and tear of your air conditioner.
Undersized Air Conditioners
Installing an air conditioner that is too small for your home can also be problematic. Undersized air conditioners work harder to cool a house that is far too big for it. While your air conditioner is running constantly, it is physically unable to effectively cool your home. This can lead to wasted energy and time that will eventually lead to costing you more in the end.
Ultimately, it is important to invest in a proper-sized air conditioner that best suits your home in order to reduce costs, maintain indoor air quality and efficiency. Our highly-trained, HVAC technicians have experience with a wide variety of air conditioning units and brands. Call Twin Tech Heating and Cooling at 1.844.894.6832 for your next air conditioner installation, and we will ensure that your AC unit best suits your home and budget.
The service was prompt, professional and very courteous. Competitive price. Would highly recommend this company.
Excellent workmanship, and quick response. Would recommend Twintech to anyone.
My existing 15-yr old A/C went down on me during the first major heatwave of the season. Researched my options, as well as a few different installers, and decided on Twintech.
They gave me confidence right from the beginning. Extremely knowledgeable. Their communication was excellent - always responded to questions quickly. Given we were in a heatwave, they were fully booked. However, within days they were able to fit me in due to a cancellation. Upon learning that the Amana unit I was getting installed was on backorder, TwinTech went to bat for me with the manufacturer and was able to get me the next model up within a day, for the same price - Amazing!
As far as the installation was concerned, I couldnt be more impressed. These guys were clearly very experienced and did a fantastic job. Very clean, polite, timely & informative. They even thoroughly sealed all the exposed gaps in my ductwork. Ive had plenty of heating and cooling work done in the past and have never used the same contractor twice because Ive never been very impressed. However, from now on, Ill always be contacting Twintech first!
They were very friendly and took care of everything. The install looks great (and works great), they were very knowledgeable. Installed our a/c efficiently despite the difficult install location both inside and outside and they made it work.
Phenomenal service, so glad I found these guys a few years back after being "hosed" badly by 3 other companies. I've recommended them to so many, and they all are so thankful.
This company is fantastic. Dave came out and gave me a very honest and reasonable quote, unlike a quote received from another company. I had a bunch of questions that were easily answered and when I had questions regarding heating/cooling a previously unheated room above the Garage, Dave arranged for Greg to come out for an assessment of this new space and gave me his recommendation along with his professional thoughts on all of my options.
These guys have been nothing but Professional, honest and helpful along the way. I can't recall the two other guys doing the install, but they were great as well. Good workmanship, everything was cleaned up and everything functions as promised. I could go on and on about my experience, but it's all positive so what more could you want?
Give them a call, see for yourself. If I had to buy another furnace/AC or heat pump, they'd be my first call.
I hired twin tech to convert my townhouse heating from electric to gas and install a furnace and a/c unit. I had talked with many other vendors, and received several quotes, but chose them, and very happy I did. Here are some of the reasons why:
1. They were realistic about the timeline for the work, when they could start and how long it would take. (They said upfront, it was their busy season and would need to get back to me in 3 weeks, which they did):
2. They had a quote with options for me. They were clear about the entertainment of what they would and would not do (theyd build duct work, id need another contractor to box in ductwork). This allowed me to plan as I was my own general contractor for my renovations).
3. They spoke to me in a language I understood, neither too technical nor too simple. They answered all my questions as I had them. Everyone is so lovely to work with, the sales team and the contractors who are worked in my home.
4. Its been 4 m since the work was complete. They still answer my emails and my furnace is working very well!
I unabashedly recommend! Price, customer care and quality workmanship were all amazing!
On one of the coldest days of winter, our furnace stopped working. Our regular furnace company came and told us we had a CO2 leak and shut us off. Their quote for a new furnace was way too high and they couldn't even install it on the same day. TwinTech was recommended to us by a friend. We called and spoke to Dave who was very nice and knowledgeable. Grant showed up a short time later and a new furnace was installed the same day with no troubles at all. Best of all, we received a higher-end furnace than what was offered by our previous company and at a cheaper price. I would recommend TwinTech with no hesitation at all.
I installed a new furnace and Air conditioner with them. The installation is of high quality and according to standards. The guys are professional and reasonably priced.. I highly recommend them.
Had new furnace installed and ran into some difficulties but the contractor responded in a timely and efficient manner - after further service calls were made, a reasonable resolution was found.