Central A/C

August 25, 2015

What Features Should I Look for in a Central A/C?

When it’s time to replace your cooling system, use this time as an opportunity to identify features to look for in a central A/C. Since these systems last an average of 15 years, taking time to make thoughtful and educated choices before your final decision will increase your satisfaction with this major investment. Size Considering the length and intensity of the cooling season, it’s easy to think that a bigger cooling system would cool your home better. Actually, the opposite is true. Any oversized cooling […]
April 30, 2015

Let a Pro Properly Size Your Central A/C System

Before you get too far into the process of selecting a central A/C system, ask your HVAC contractor to conduct a load calculation first. This calculation involves using Manual J software and is the only way you and the contractor will know the exact size for your new cooling system. Central heating and air systems are sized by tonnage in half ton increments generally from 1.5 to 5 tons.  Basing your decision on the size of your current equipment could be misleading, since the size you […]