An air conditioner is a long-term investment in comfort. The system you install today will be with you for a decade or more. Because of this, it is very important that you choose the right A/C system for your home.
What makes an air conditioner the right one? The biggest single factor is size. You don’t want a system that is too big or too small for your needs. Besides costing more, an A/C that is too large will not run efficiently. It will come on for short bursts, and the evaporator coil will not get cold enough to remove moisture from the air, leaving your home humid and stuffy. And the problem with an A/C that is too small should be obvious: It will not be able to cool your house to a comfortable temperature.
Instead of being too large or too small, an air conditioner that is just right for your home’s cooling needs will keep you comfortable and run efficiently in the process. To determine what size A/C system you need, your air-conditioning contractor will evaluate your home and calculate the total heat gain. Heat gain is all of the heat energy that your home absorbs, either through the walls and windows or from internal sources, such as the kitchen. An air conditioner needs to produce enough cool air to overcome the heat gain on the hottest summer day. Therefore, though calculating the heat gain can be complex, it is an essential step.
Besides being the right size, you want your A/C system to be the right type. A central air conditioner might be the best choice for many homes, but others might be better suited for a ductless mini-split system or maybe a high-efficiency geothermal heat pump.
To find out which A/C system meets your home’s precise requirements, contact us at Team Bob’s Heating Cooling Plumbing. We service all of Grand Traverse County and the five surrounding counties and have many optionsto suit the needs of any Michigan home.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about air conditioners and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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