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Air Conditioner Installation Guide: Size Does Matter

If you need a new air conditioner, either for a brand new installation or to replace an aging system, there are some steps you need to take before purchasing, and one of these steps is correct sizing. You may hear that to correctly size an air conditioner all that is needed is the square footage of your home; this simply isn’t true. There are a number of factors that are part of a cooling load calculation, and the only way to make sure that you install an AC that is the right size for your home is to do this calculation correctly, using all the needed factors. When you work with an expert from DB Heating & Cooling, we will help you make this calculation as part of our air conditioning installation process. So what are the factors that have to be considered? Here is an overview:

  • Number of stories
  • Floor plan
  • Number of people
  • Number of rooms
  • Number and type(s) of windows and doors
  • Orientation of your home
  • Daytime heat gain
  • Square footage

Why Are These Factors Important?

These factors all contribute to the exact amount of cooling your home needs. You see, too much cooling or too little cooling isn’t a good scenario for you or your air conditioning system. A system that is too large will cool your home so quickly that it won’t be properly dehumidified; a system that is too small won’t be able to cool your home enough. Either situation leaves you uncomfortable and puts tremendous stress on your system, which can lead to excessive wear and tear, malfunction and potential breakdown. However, when the cooling calculation is done properly, as it will be with a trained expert, you’ll install a system that is the right size for your home.

Summers in Woodcliff Lake can be brutal. Let our experts keep you cool with a whole home air conditioning system!

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