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Replacing Your AC System Can Be Frustrating…Our 12-Page Guide Will Walk You Through The Entire Process!

Replacing your AC system is a challenging decision. So our industry experts (with 30+ years of experience) put together this 12-page step-by-step guide to help you through the process. We’ve never before shared all of this information in one place AND we might not ever release it again. As a valued customer, we’re inviting you to be one of the few chosen to download this FREE eBook!


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AC and Heating System Replacements

Installing a new home air conditioner is a big decision, so our air conditioning specialists want to give you all the information that you need to make the right choice for your family. We offer air conditioning installation services in areas of Northern Virginia such as Arlington County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, and Prince William County.

When a Snell Stand Up Guy comes to your home to consult with you on your options for air conditioning replacement services in Northern Virginia, we always begin with a thorough inspection. Our expert air conditioning specialists will then conduct a full audit of your home to make sure your air conditioning system will be optimized for efficiency and comfort and provide you with air conditioning installation options to ensure the utmost satisfaction.

Our Air Conditioning Specialists Will Install a Custom System

The most important day in the life of your home AC system is the day that it is installed. Equipment must be sized correctly for your home. The company you choose to perform the air conditioning installation services must have the knowledge and training to use the strict guidelines of the equipment, and the ducts must be sized properly to do the job. In addition to air conditioning replacement services, we also offer air conditioning repair, furnace tune-up, and furnace installation solutions in Virginia. Our air conditioning specialists offer HVAC services in locations such as  McLean, Vienna, Centreville, Great Falls, Cascades, Sterling, and Leesburg.

How Many BTU’s Do I Need?

A British Thermal Unit (BTU) is a metric utilized to calculate thermal energy. It represents the total amount of energy required to increase the temperature of 1 pound of water by a total of 1 degree Fahrenheit. With central air conditioning systems, the BTU rating is utilized to measure the total amount of energy used to eliminate the heat from the air of your home.

An average central air conditioning system will feature a BTU rating between 60,000 to 80,000 or higher. A central air conditioner with a high BTU rating is able to produce more cold air when compared to a system with a low BTU number. If you have a large house, you will want to choose a central air conditioning system with a high BTU rating. On the other hand, a smaller house will require a system with a lower BTU rating because it doesn’t require a large quantity of cold air.

How to Calculate the Total Amount of BTU’s You Require

The size of all central air conditioners are indicated in tons. This metric is utilized to measure the total amount of heat an air conditioning system is able to remove in an hour. For example, an air conditioner that is 1 ton is able to remove a total of 12,000 BTU of heat per hour. To calculate the total number of BTU’s you need for your home, measure the length and width of each room in your home to calculate the total square footage.

Once you know the square footage of your house, multiply it by 25 BTU to obtain the total number of BTU’s required to maintain a pleasant temperature in your home.

Calculating the Total BTU’s Required Per Room

For example, if you have a room that is a total of 450 square feet, you will be required to purchase a central air conditioner with a minimum of 11,250 BTU’s. To calculate the total square footage of your home, measure the length and width of each room in your house to obtain the total square footage.

Calculating the Total BTU’s Required For Your Entire House

If you have a home that includes a total of 2,400 square feet, you should purchase a central air conditioning system with a minimum of 60,ooo BTUs of cooling capacity. This was calculated by multiplying 2,400 square feet by 25 BTU. We multiplied the total square footage by this value because an average home will require a system that can remove 25 BTU of heat per square foot.

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These are rough estimates to give you an idea of the BTU rating you will need to keep your home comfortable in the summer. However, these calculations do not take into account other variables such as window sizes, weight height, and local area. To receive an accurate estimate on a new central air conditioning system, book an air conditioning installation or replacement service appointment with the team at Snell Heating & Air Conditioning.




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