How to size your new air conditioning unit in Murfreesboro.

Whether you are replacing an old unit or installing a new unit in a new home, figuring out how big or small the air conditioner should be is a job that is best left to an experienced professional. At Gifford’s HVAC Solutions, we have years of experience and are familiar the unique requirements for air conditioning in Murfreesboro.

When you schedule an appointment with us to get a quote on an air conditioning system for your home, there are several considerations that need to be taken into account to provide the homeowner with the best value and performance in their system. A few of the key factors that will determine the “load” of a particular home are:

  • Size – The most obvious factor is how much square footage are you going to need air conditioned.
  • Climate – Requirements for air conditioning in Murfreesboro is going to be different from those in Arizona or Minnesota. Humidity, temperature, amount of sunlight and other climatic factors all need to be considered when sizing the demands for air conditioning in Murfreesboro and the surrounding environs.
  • The unique aspects of the home’s construction – Things like insulation, the number and types of windows, number and configuration of the rooms and the position of the house with respect to the sun are all factors that need to be considered.  

There are formulas that take these and other factors into consideration when the HVAC contractor is calculating the “load”. If your contractor tries to tell you that “bigger is better”, this should send up a warning flag. To large of an air conditioner is just as bad as too small of a unit. One that is too large for the application will cost more initially, will cost more to run, and will probably not last as long as it should because it will be cycling on and off too often. A too big air conditioner will cool the air down so fast that the system will not have time to extract the excess humidity from the sir. This will leave the homeowner with an environment that is cool but humid or “clammy”

At Gifford’s HVAC Solutions, we know that one of the most important parts of our air conditioning service is the proper sizing of the unit to each residence. We will give you an honest and accurate assessment of your air conditioning requirements and specify the amount of cooling, measured in tons, needed to keep your home comfortable. We encourage our clients to ask questions and we are always happy to explain the technical terms used when considering the type, size, and configuration of a particular application.

If you are replacing an old system, building new, or just have some questions about your current AC unit, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with us by calling 615-809-6568, dropping us an email at or leaving a message on our website at

If you think it’s time to replace your air conditioner, and you want a hassle-free, no-pressure experience, you can count on us. There’s a good reason we’ve earned a reputation as a Murfreesboro air conditioning company that people trust. We’re committed to helping you identify the best options for your home, and giving you the information you need to make an informed decision with confidence.

Why Murfreesboro Home Owners Trust Gifford’s HVAC Solutions For Air Conditioner Installation and Replacement

  • We Offer Straight Forward Pricing. No Fine Print and No Hidden Charges.
  • 100% Money-Back Guarantee. Peace of Mind Knowing You Can Trust Us To Take Care of You.
  • No-Pressure. We Treat You Like We’d Like To Be Treated.
  • Our People. You’ll Be Pleasantly Surprised By Our Courteous, Professional Service
  • Financing Options. We Offer Easy Flexible Financing Options For Everyone.

Qualified & Professional Furnace Replacement & Installation Experts in Murfreesboro

We invest in our people so you can count on a stress-free experience from start to finish. We only hire courteous, professional HVAC technicians who take great pride in their work. We give them the resources they need to constantly improve their knowledge and skills so our customers always receive professional service.

Every member of our team has to pass extensive background checks, as well as random drug testing so you can have confidence that we’re serious about protecting you and your family.