When you get your air conditioner replacement, our team will make sure you get the right AC for your home. It’s important to get the right size so your system doesn’t cause you problems later down the line. You can save on unnecessary temperature changes and utility expenses with a unit from our team. Here’s how Specialized Mechanical chooses the right size AC unit for your home.
How To Choose The Right AC Size
AC specialists measure how much energy your home takes to heat or cool all areas of the house. We use British thermal units (BTU) to measure the required energy it takes to remove heat from your space. Air conditioners have varying BTU levels based on the size of the unit.
We can get a general range of what type of unit is best for your home. Using your home’s square footage, we can calculate the common ranges for different home types. Here are some examples of BTU levels:
- 1,200 square foot-home: 36,000 to 72,000 BTU
- 1,500 square-foot home: 45,000 to 90,000 BTU
- 1,800 square-foot home: 54,000 to 108,000 BTU
- 2,100 square-foot home: 63,000 to 126,000 BTU
- 2,400 square-foot home: 72,000 to 144,000 BTU
While this can give us a baseline, there are other factors we need to consider to get the exact BTU level for your home.
Manual J Calculation
Professionals often use the Manual J method to calculate your home’s required BTU level. Some things we use in our calculation include:
- House surface in square feet
- Number of occupants
- Number of exterior doors
- Number of windows
After we calculate all these factors, we come up with the total amount of BTU your home will need. We match that BTU level to our AC units and install it in your home. This is how you can get the most efficient AC unit that will help you save on future energy expenses.
What If My AC Is Too Small?
What if your unit isn’t the right size for your home? You could run into long-term problems with your cooling system. If your unit is too small, it could cool your home unevenly. This makes some rooms feel hotter than others and makes your space uncomfortable.
Your unit is also less efficient if it’s the wrong size for your home. Your AC is going to try to keep up with your home’s cooling demands. This means if it’s too small, it will have to work harder and run for longer periods of time. Your unit’s lifespan will shorten, which would require an AC replacement sooner.
Getting An AC Installation In Carlsbad
Whether you’re looking for a heater replacement or a new AC installation, Specialized Mechanical can guide you every step of the way. Our team will help you get the best unit for your home. When you contact us, we’ll take the time to account for all the factors in your home. Get the right AC unit installed for your space – reach out to us to get started today!