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.
When our old oil furnace finally broke down we decided it was time to finally convert to natural gas and finally install central air conditioning at the same time. Knowing it was going to be a significant investment for us, we wanted to make the right choice. Twintech came highly recommended by a friend and we were not disappointed. From the first contact with the salesperson, until the final touches on the installation, we were so pleased with their service. Everyone from the company was so friendly, efficient and a pleasure to deal with. Best of all, the cost was very competitive. We would certainly recommend Twintech to anyone requiring HVAC work in their home.
Mitch from Twintech came out for our annual furnace inspection. We found him to be friendly, conscientious & he left the work area clean. We were also very impressed with the thoroughness of the job he did. This is the 2nd job weve had Twintech do for us & have been very happy with the results for each. We highly recommend this company. Thank you, Mitch, Dave & Greg.
Work was done on schedule, professionally, according to quote and with minimal inconvenience to building users. Very happy with the end result. The only area for improvement from my experience - need more timely quoting process.
The team was great! Very knowledgeable, professional and extremely helpful. A few days after install the unit didnt seem to be working, user error, but within minutes of contacting them..on a Saturday.. a tech was on the phone troubleshooting with us. I highly recommend Twintech for your cooling or heating needs. They stand by their products and a pleasure to deal with.
During the hottest week in the summer our old A/C decided to call it quits. I called Twintech Heating & Cooling after receiving a referral from a family member; came highly rated for being an honest, family-run business, who appreciates their customers. Dave was able to accommodate my hectic schedule and book a late evening appointment to walk through the specifics. Greg and Mitch arrived exactly on time a few days later, were very polite and friendly, and within a couple of hours had a new unit up and running. I also received a follow-up call to ensure we were happy with the Amana.
They were on time and very professional. I'm so glad I decided to go with Twintech, thanks!
Timely and appreciated - this was during the hottest days this year when our Air and Furnace way.
Efficient. Professional. No BS or overselling. What was promised, was delivered at a cost-effective price point.
Down to earth.
Professionally done and took care to cover all entry floors to the house for the installers to remove the old furnace and install a new furnace.
I also made recommendations of the tankless water heater that we had installed and items to address. We did not know they also installed tankless water heaters.
Price was not the cheapest nor the most expensive of my quotes. It's the quality of the installation that makes for a good AC system. The twins' knowledge & professionalism was evident in the small details:
Very clean work. Greg made sure that the refrigerant level & temperature were correct. They reinstall the insulation & vapor barrier around the wall. The outside electrical cords were secured to the wall. Proud to support this local company. Thank you.
Great team of guys came to do the work. Very professional. Arrived on time worked very efficiently and were very clean. They answered any questions we had without hesitation. The air conditioner works great and is so quiet. I highly recommend them and they don't try to up-sell anything right from the start.