When the time comes to invest in a new whole house air conditioning unit for your home, the size you choose can make a real difference. You will want the appropriate unit so you get the maximum efficiency and the maximum usage for every dollar you invest in the system.
It may be tempting to assume bigger is better. However, if you install an air conditioning unit that is much larger than what your home requires, you are simply throwing money away. A larger unit will just suck more and more money out of your wallet by constantly turning on and off. It will run fully charged and cool your home so quickly that it turns off soon afterwards. This creates a cycle that waste energy, waste money, and makes it virtually impossible to maintain a constant or comfortable level of coolness in your home. If you invest in a unit that is simply smaller than you need, it may have to work overtime just to keep a smaller portion of your home comfortable. This overuse is generally bad for the system as a whole and it is certainly bad for your wallet.
Before you even set out to purchase a system and have your trusted High Performance Heating professionals install it, you need to gather some basic information to be sure you are buying the correct size. First of all, you must know the actual square footage of your home, especially the actual rooms you want to cool. You also need to know how much natural sunlight the home and particular rooms get. The sun really affects how fast a room heats up even with the air conditioning unit running. The number of people in the house on a typical day also comes into play when knowing how much power is needed to cool a home. The level of insulation and how well your home can maintain a constant temperature matters also.
Once you have this general information, call the professionals at High Performance Heating, Cooling & Hydronics to help you decide what size and what model air conditioning unit may be the best for your situation. Once your system is installed, rely on High Performance Heating for regularly scheduled cleaning and service to keep your new unit running as efficiently as it can. With the proper size and the proper professional care, you new unit can give you years of comfort cooling at a price you can also feel good about.