When upgrading to a new system, many customers have questions about air conditioner size and how it relates to efficiency, reliably and overall home comfort. The two questions we get asked most about air conditioner size are:
What size central air conditioner do I need?
Does the size of an air conditioner affect its performance?
Recommended AC Size
Overall square footage of the home is the number one factor to consider when determining AC size, but there are other contributing factors such as types of windows installed, insulation quality and age of the home. A reputable technician will take into account all aspects of your home (and your specific needs) to determine the best air conditioner size for your home. Because it’s imperative to see the home before determining AC size, be wary of companies that offer to sell you an air conditioner over the phone or online.
Air Conditioner Size and Performance?
AC size affects performance and your overall comfort. It’s extremely important that the air conditioner is properly sized for your home or you’ll run into a number of problems. It’s worth noting that an air conditioner that’s too big for the space is just as harmful as an air conditioner that is too small.
|When talking about air conditioner size, we’re not talking about the physical dimensions of the unit, but instead, the cooling load of the system. We find that sometimes when homeowners ask us about air conditioner size, they’re looking for the smallest condensing unit and not how much heat can be removed with a given system.|
I’m looking for a physically small air conditioner, what do you recommend?
If you have a small outdoor space or spend a lot of time outside and don’t want to look at a large condenser, you might be interested in the Daikin Fit. This side-discharge condenser is extremely compact and smaller than traditional cube-style units. Learn more about this unique cooling solution.
If you have any questions about upgrading your cooling system,
schedule an appointment with Delta Air Systems.
For over 50 years, Delta Air Systems has been providing quality AC service to the Waterloo, Kitchener, Guelph and Cambridge areas. We have the experience and expertise to help keep your home comfortable season after season.