A licensed and insured HVAC specialist like those at ComfortMax Heating and Cooling should be consulted before you add or replace a cooling system. We’ll do a proper whole home load calculation that factors in the layout and square footage of your house, average climate, the number and type of windows, insulation, and even the number of people living in the home. Without these considerations, you could end up with a unit that is not big enough, meaning it will likely not keep up with your cooling needs or last as long as expected—or a system that is so big that it constantly cycles on and off and wastes energy. Either way, you may not receive the full life of that air conditioner and not get the full use of your investment.