One of the most common questions that we get is how big of an AC unit is necessary. The truth is that not all sizes fit all and big is not always truly better. Making sure your Maryville, IL home has a properly sized AC unit is important as having the wrong size can impact performance. Here we will be discussing some more information on how to get the correctly sized AC unit for your Maryville, IL home.
While it may be easy at first to just go with a big AC unit and expect it to work no matter what, it does not work like this. If your AC unit is too big or too small, it can affect its performance and cause you to waste money on it. It is important to know that when referring to size, we are more referring to the cooling capacity which is the AC unit’s ability to cool a given space. The cooling capacity of an AC unit is measured in tonnage, which ranges between 1.5 and 5 tons. It is through tonnage measurement that a properly “sized” AC unit can be installed in your home.
Factors Affecting Your AC Tonnage
While determining the cooling capacity (size) that your AC unit will need, there can be several factors that need to be taken into consideration. The square foot around the interior of your home can play a factor. The number of windows and doors in your home also plays into it. Depending on how many stories your home can also affect tonnage measurements. Depending on how insulated and air-sealed your home it can affect how the air flows in your home. You also have to take into consideration how many heat-generating appliances are in your home.
The overall size of your home is important to know. Depending on where your home is located region-wise plays in as does the amount of sunlight and daytime your home goes through. You must also factor in fireplaces and other features of your home and the material your home is built in. There are plenty of more factors than just these to consider. The “size” of the cooling system installed in your Maryville, IL home can vary depending on factors such as these.
Are you looking for a reputable HVAC company to help you install a properly sized AC unit in your Maryville, IL home? Give our team over at Heritage Heating and Cooling a call today!