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How to Find the Proper Size For AC Units

Before you install or even replace a central air conditioning unit in your home or business, you will need to determine what size unit you will need for the area you plan to cool. The last thing you want is an AC unit that is not powerful enough to do the job or an AC unit that is too powerful – wasting needless energy. So do your research.

This article from eHow.com provides a few helpful tips to get you started.

There are three main things to keep in mind: function, significance and identification. Central air conditioning systems work in two ways – they will remove warm air while recirculating cool air and they will improve air quality. The cooling capacity of a central AC system is referred to as tonnage.

If the AC unit does not have enough tonnage, then it will overwork – failing to properly cool your desired area. If an AC unit has too much tonnage, the air will be cooled, but there may be an abundance of humidity. Either way, you are not getting the result you want.

In order to determine your tonnage, you will first need to determine your square footage. For every 500 square feet of space, you will need one ton of cooling. Other aspects, like region, average humidity, average temperatures, insulation, where the building faces, how many windows the building has and tree cover, also come into play.

In order to properly evaluate your situation, you should consult a licensed HVAC specialist. If you have any questions, contact Fresh Air Concepts by calling 1-800-708-4FAC or click here today!


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