West Plains, Missouri
1626 Earls Drive
West Plains, MO 65775
(417) 256-7984

What size air conditioner do I need? July 6, 2018

West Plains, Howell
What size air conditioner do I need?, West Plains, Missouri

When trying to decide on the right air conditioner or heating system for your home, knowing what size you need may be the most important part.  If you have a system that is too small, it will likely run more than it should.  It is trying to heat or cool a home that is exceeds the units capacity.  An over-sized unit will turn off and off rapidly, while heating and cooling the home too quickly.  This may lead to humidity issues in the home.  Both will cause you to lose efficiency, thereby costing you money.

So, how do you know what size your home needs?  There are several factors that go into answering that question.  It is no longer based, mainly, on square footage.  Things that are just as important are cubic footage, the number of windows and what size, the direction the home faces, insulation value, levels, crawlspace and many more.

Every heating and air conditioning contractor should conduct a load calculation on your home before providing you with an estimate.  If they don’t, ask why.  Ask them how they know the system will be right for your home.  If it is based solely on square footage and a good guess, it might be worth it to get an estimate elsewhere for comparison.  Most heating and cooling companies will give you a free estimate for installation. 

Load calculations can save you money upfront and in the long run.  Ensuring that you have a system sized correctly for your home will prevent frustrations and additional cost down the road.


Visit Butler Heating & Air for a no cost, no obligation quote today.
Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Butler Heating & Air
How Air Filters Work, West Plains, Missouri
Air filters are an essential component of any HVAC system, trapping bacteria, dust, allergens, and dirt, so they don’t pollute the indoor air or build up inside your heating and cool...read more
Learn More About These 5 Odd Furnace Sounds, West Plains, Missouri
During the cold months, your furnace should run smoothly and quietly. If you observe unusual noises, there might be problems with your HVAC system that risk compromising yo...read more
Boost the Air Quality in Your Workplace With These 4 Tips, West Plains, Missouri
For many business owners, improving the air quality in their office spaces is of great importance. When your HVAC system provides fresh, clean indoor air, you will protect ...read more
What You Need to Know When Replacing Your Heating or Air Conditioning System, West Plains, Missouri
Replacing the heating or air conditioning system in your home whether by choice or necessity is a very big investment.  Trying to figure out which brand, which size, even which ...read more
What Is a Good SEER Rating for an AC Unit? , West Plains, Missouri
Over time, it’s likely your AC unit will start declining in performance and become increasingly inefficient to run. When this happens, it’s time to upgrade. One of the most impo...read more