While the weather in the great state of Texas is cold right now, it’s never too soon to start thinking about getting air conditioning installation in Keller, TX. It’s far better to get your air conditioning unit set up and installed now before those overbearing Texas summers start making you sweat through your clothes.
How do you figure out exactly what size air conditioning unit to get?
The fine folks at AC Executives have done a ton of work in this field, and know exactly how to guarantee you have the correct amount of air conditioning for your home. If you get too powerful of a unit, it will burn through a lot of electricity constantly turning itself on and shutting itself off in a space that is too small for it. If you get too small of a unit, it will use even more electricity constantly churning, trying to cool down a space that is too big for it’s capabilities. Both of these cases shorten the lifespan of your unit, which means you will eventually have to replace them sooner.
What to expect from your contractor?
The first thing your contractor will do is perform an Air Conditioning Contractors of America Manual J Load calculation. This tells you exactly the heat gain your home has. It is a fairly easy calculation, and reveals the size unit you will need. If your contractor says that he doesn’t need to do the calculation and tries to tell you what size unit you need based purely on his experience, move on and find another contractor immediately.
There are a lot of factors that go into this calculation, including where you live, the kinds and placement of doors and windows, what side the sun heats your house from, and the amount of wall and attic insulation you have. In addition to figuring out the right size air conditioning unit to get, it also brings up ways you could get a more efficient home by upgrading your insulation. By spending a little time up front making your home more energy efficient, you can reduce the size of the air conditioner you need to get, saving money both up front and on many electric bills to come.
How to use this information?
Once the contractor has done the heat gain calculation on your home, they will recommend an air conditioner size based in either tonnage or BTU per hour. One ton equals 12,000 BTU per hour, so either may be used. It’s very important to get the right size unit, as a unit that is too small won’t be able to cool down your home, and a unit that is too big will use far more electricity than you need to cool down your home. It also won’t lower the humidity effectively, as it will have to shut off before it has a chance to effective measure the humidity and correct it. You know how humid those summers in Keller, TX can get, so you know how important this is.
Reach out to AC Executives today at 817-307-9204 to set up your air conditioning installation in Keller, TX today!