Air Conditioner Installation Services: How Big Should My Unit Be?

Air Conditioner Installation Services

This is one of the most common questions that our Novel Care HVAC technicians are asked every spring when people need air conditioner installation services. It’s common for homeowners not to know how big their air conditioning unit should be in order to accommodate the size of their house. There are a few important things to understand prior to buying and installing an air conditioning unit that can save you lots of time and money down the road.

Use Professional Air Conditioner Installation Services

One issue that we often find when homeowners purchase a unit on their own is that they’ve purchased the largest unit possible within their budget. With some things bigger is certainly better, but when it comes to air conditioners a larger unit isn’t always the best choice. If these customers had used professional air conditioner installation services to purchase their air conditioner they would have found out that its important to match size of the unit to the size of the space its cooling.

If a unit is too big it will not run as efficiently as it could and it will constantly be turning on and shutting off which with a larger unit will cost you more than with a smaller unit. It will certainly cool down your home quicker, but it will cost you quite a bit more money on your energy bills. This is not only detrimental to your bank account balance but also to the environment as reduced energy-efficiency means more energy is used.

Evaluate Energy Efficiency

We mentioned energy-efficiency earlier and bring it up again because it’s so important for the environment and keeping your energy bills down. When it’s time to replace your air conditioner, choosing one based on energy-efficiency is easy with Energy Star ratings clearly displayed these days. Energy Star certified air conditioners will have information about their Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) as well as their BTU rating. The higher the SEER rating the more energy-efficient that unit is, while the BTUs will help you evaluate the unit’s ability to properly cool your space. BTUs in air conditioners are basically a way to measure how quickly and efficiently a unit can cool your home or commercial building.

Air Conditioner Installation Services: Electrical Voltage

There are three electrical requirements to consider before buying an air conditioner:

  • There must be a proper electrical connection already in place for the unit otherwise an electrician or HVAC technician will have to run a new line
  • Voltage requirements must be satisfied
  • The required number of amps must be available in the electrical circuit

Overall one of the best ways to ensure that you purchase the right air conditioner for your needs and have it properly installed is to work with a certified HVAC technician for air conditioner installation services. Novel Care has been serving Toronto, York Region and the rest of the GTA for over 30 years. For more information about choosing the right air conditioner for your needs or to book a service appointment contact Novel Care today: 905-737-5016