What Size Central Air Do I Need?
1. What size central air conditioner should I have?
Too big? It will not be energy efficient. Most will turn on quickly, cool your house, then turn off. Then repeat the same cycle.
Too small? Your A/C will constantly run trying to cool your home. This will increase the wear and tear on the unit.
Just right? a properly sized central A/C will run through the required amount of cycles to keep your house comfortable, but will not run inefficiently. Let Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical NJ help you make the proper assessment.
2. Should I close the registers and doors to areas of the home that I do not use on a regular basis?
The short answer – closed vents increase pressure.
When you start closing vents in unused rooms, you make the duct system more restrictive. The pressure increases, and that means an ECM blower will ramp up to keep airflow up whereas a PSC blower will move less air. Most homes don’t have sealed ducts either, so the higher pressure in the duct system will mean more duct leakage.”
3. What is the SEER Rating?
SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It is the ratio of the amount of cooling produced (BTU) divided by the amount of electricity (watts) used.
The ratings measure an A/C unit’s energy efficiency. The higher the rating, the most efficient.
The ever-present federal EnergyGuide label can help you determine a unit’s SEER rating at a glance. The label helps identify high-efficiency A/C units.
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Why You Should Consider Installing Central Air
If you currently use a window AC unit or a portable air conditioner to cool the rooms of your home, you’re missing out on an opportunity for both comfort and efficiency. Central air conditioning systems are designed to operate with an efficiency that window units simply aren’t designed for.
Window units are never quite the right size for the room they’re in. That alone can hinder efficiency by quite a bit, but they also are not held to the same efficiency standards as central air conditioners. They don’t have the higher efficiency ratings of central air conditioning systems today because they simply do not have to, and running these units in several rooms of your house is sure to run up the bills.
You must ensure that your new air conditioner is the right size for your home if you want it to cool the space efficiently. That means that it shouldn’t be too small, as it won’t be powerful enough to cool the space and may run constantly in an attempt to do so.
But it also shouldn’t be too large. An air conditioner that is too large may short cycle, starting and stopping repeatedly, which wears down the components and also hinders efficiency. A Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical technician can make sure you get the right sized unit for your home.
We are the experts you can trust. We have been serving the NJ area for years with professionalism and expertise. Customer service and care are always our number one priority. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs call us toll-free at 888-315-5564