Why Correct Sizing Is So Important for Your AC Installation

Whether you are installing a whole home air conditioner for the first time or replacing an outdated system, it is imperative that you correctly size your system to avoid future problems. Many people will tell you that all you need know for correct sizing is the square footage of your home in Portland, OR, but this is simply not true. There are a number of factors that need to be calculated in what is known as a heat load calculation. The air conditioning experts at Clean Air Act can make this calculation for you, help you choose an excellent system for your home and then install it. Just give us a call today and schedule an appointment.

Factors Needed for Correct Sizing

We mentioned square footage above, and this is one of the factors needed for a heat load calculation, but there are others, including:

  • The orientation of your home
  • Types of windows and doors, and how many
  • Level of insulation throughout the home
  • Floorplan
  • Number of stories
  • Number of occupants
  • Number of rooms
  • Daytime heat gain (inn degrees)

Why a Correct Calculation Is Important

So why is it so important to have a correct heat load calculation? Because ending up with a system that is too big or too small can bring numerous problems to your home. When your system is too big, it can’t dehumidify properly and can short-cycle. If your system is too small, it won’t be able to properly cool your home as needed, and may run constantly in order to do so.

If you are ready for a new air conditioner, make sure you take the first right step and work with a professional who will properly size and install your AC system. Our experts are ready to assist you, so contact us today!

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