New England summers can be brutally hot with high humidity that makes the air feel…
To get the most out of a high-efficiency air conditioning upgrade, you need a contractor who understands how to tailor your new system to the unique cooling requirements of your home. This involves more than simply checking the nameplate on your existing system, as the occasional careless or inexperienced technician might do. Instead a proper load calculation should be performed.
To ensure that our customers receive an air conditioning system that will perfectly suit their cooling needs, our NATE-certified technicians use the Manual J. provided by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA). This nationally recognized method of cooling load calculation is based on an assortment of factors that are unique to your household. Considerations include:
- The climate of the greater Hartford area.
- The size, orientation and floor plan of your home.
- Household air leaks.
- Duct efficiency.
- Level of household insulation.
- Window location, size and type.
- Family size, routine and comfort needs.
- The energy-efficiency of major appliances and light fixtures.
With so many unique factors at play, sizing a high-efficiency air conditioner based on old and possibly incorrect information just doesn’t make sense. In fact, improper sizing can lead to a number of comfort and efficiency issues. For example, if your air conditioner is over-sized, you could experience improper system cycling, a condition that can lead to:
- Excess energy consumption and increased energy costs.
- The insufficient dehumidification of indoor air.
- Excess moisture in the home.
- Mold growth and all the negative issues that come with it.
As you can see, it pays to use a contractor who understands the importance of a proper load calculation. Otherwise, your investment in high-efficiency air conditioning just isn’t going to pay off. That’s why it’s so important to evaluate potential contractors based on tangible qualifications. These would include verifiable affiliations and certifications such as the ACCA and NATE, which prove industry expertise.
If you’re considering upgrading to a high-efficiency air conditioner in the greater Hartford area, our NATE-certified technicians are here to provide you with the information and guidance necessary to make a well-informed decision. For expert consultation, contact Glasco Heating & Air Conditioning today.
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