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What Size AC Do I Need?

When it comes to air conditioning, your choices aren’t one-size-fits-all. The AC you choose for your home has to be fitted to your space in order to run well. Units that aren’t the right size won’t cool your space, can waste energy and can raise your utility bills.

Here at Skelton’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we perform AC installations and replacements for Alabama residents in Birmingham, Leeds and surrounding areas. Our team works with our customers to find the perfect cooling system for your space. When you need reliable AC services, you need Skelton’s!

Calculating AC Size

Your cooling system needs to be the right size to work effectively. Our technicians understand how to calculate the cooling capacity needed for your space. We combine concepts like tonnage and BTU measurements to find the perfect air conditioner for you. By calculating how large your space is, we can determine how much heat needs to be removed to cool that area.

An AC’s tonnage refers to its size and how much heat it can remove. BTUs are a measurement of that heat. Beyond physical size, your cooling unit also comes with other variables, like single speed or variable speed. This determines whether your unit will turn on and off as it works to cool or run at different speeds throughout the day. Our team will walk you through your options to help you decide on the best type of AC for your Birmingham home.

Does Size Affect AC Efficiency?

An air conditioner that’s too big or too small can’t cool correctly. An AC that’s too small will become overworked while it attempts to cool your space, and a unit that’s too large won’t complete its cooling cycle. Either way, with an AC that’s the wrong size, your home can be left with hot spots, high humidity and increasing energy bills.

In addition to size, many homeowners are concerned about their unit’s SEER – seasonal energy efficiency ratio. This number is a measure of how energy efficient an AC unit is. The higher the number, the more efficient the unit and the more money you could save.

Trust Skelton’s For Birmingham AC Replacement

Trust the team at Skelton’s when it’s time to replace your air conditioner. We have decades of experience working with cooling systems and understand the process. Let us help you make the best decision for your home and get your space cool and comfortable all season long.

When you need a new AC, you don’t have time to waste. Our team understands, which is why we’ll work quickly and safely to get your new unit installed on time. Concerned about making the investment? We offer financing options that fit your budget. When you’re ready for your new AC installation, contact the team at Skelton’s!

The Perfect AC For Your Space

While choosing a new or replacement AC on your own is possible, it’s much easier when you have help. Let Skelton’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing team guide you toward the perfect cooling system for your space. We can measure and calculate your cooling load so you get the perfect air conditioner, without the guesswork. Contact us today!

Why Choose Us?

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Our highly trained and certified AC technicians are dedicated to offer 5-star AC service every time.
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What Our Customers Are Saying

We had a great experience with Skelton’s!

We had a great experience with Skelton’s! Our dog damaged the wiring on our A/C condenser, and it stopped working while the highs were still in the 80’s. Skelton’s came out the next day and got our condenser working again. Would recommend them and use them again!

Mary B.

Very Professional and Responsive

Skelton’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is very professional and responsive. I was able to request service via an online service request form one evening and was called promptly the next morning. I was subsequently able to have service performed within 2 hours. When your AC is not working this is like finding gold! I highly recommend them.

Robert Q.

Prompt and Courteous Team

Outstanding service. Professional installers with attention to detail. Prompt and courteous team that showed up on time and worked quickly and efficiently. My new unit was shown to me completely and they helped me set up my wireless/smart thermostat. I would highly recommend. Reasonably priced top notch installation and cleaning.

Mike D.