There is more to getting your home properly cooled than buying an air conditioner and calling it a day. If the unit is too small and weak, it will work itself to death trying to cool your home without ever keeping you comfortable. If the unit is too large and powerful, it will cool the air before it has a chance to dehumidify it, leaving your house feeling cold and damp. Neither is an ideal situation.
At H&H Heating and Air, our trained HVAC professionals are always available to answer any questions you have about air conditioner and furnace sizing. We can recommend the best AC unit for the job and get it installed right away to keep you and your family cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Call us today or go online to receive a free quote!
How to Find the Right Air Conditioner
When you’re looking for the right air conditioner to suit your needs, look at the unit’s BTU rating. BTU stands for British Thermal Unit. This is a somewhat archaic unit of heat measurement. Specifically, it measures how much heat energy it takes to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit. Air conditioner BTU numbers rate the amount of energy used to remove heat from the air. The BTU has been mostly replaced by the joule, but heating and cooling manufacturers have stuck to the BTU rating for their equipment.
How many BTU’s do you need?
Cooling needs vary, so what works well for one family might not be sufficient for another. The power you need for your home depends on a few factors:
- House Size. Larger homes will need higher BTU air conditioners to keep them thoroughly cooled. Whole-house systems typically range from 60,000 to 80,000 BTUs.
- If your home is well-insulated, it will hold in the cool air longer and keep out the hot, humid temperatures.
- Window size and type can actually play a big role in how well your air conditioner keeps your home cool and dry. If you have large windows without good weather stripping, your unit will need to have more BTU capacity. If your windows are small and well-sealed, you can get away with a lower-powered unit.
- North Texas stays warm and humid throughout most of the year, and temperatures really soar in the summertime.
If you are having trouble choosing the right air conditioner for your home, your professional HVAC technicians at H&H Heating and Air can help! With over 20 years in the HVAC industry, we can install, repair, or maintain any unit. Our family-owned, fully insured company is here to give you peace of mind when it comes to any heating or air conditioning issue you may have.
H&H Heating and Air: Keeping Dallas Cool Since 1997
We provide a free inspection and estimate for every job before we get started. We also offer financing, along with extended warranties and guarantees on all our products and services. You can always trust our family to give you the very best customer service. Our company was founded on the principles of honesty and integrity, and we constantly strive to be worthy of the reputation our customers have helped us achieve.
If you’re in need of a trustworthy, reliable HVAC company in McKinney, Plano, Dallas, Rockwall, Greenville, Farmersville, Wylie, Allen and the surrounding areas, contact H&H Heating and Air today! We have offices in McKinney and Caddo Mills, and our service area covers the entire DFW Metroplex.