It is a common misconception that using something bigger will yield better results, but when it comes to air conditioning units, this is not true. In fact, A/C unit size is something that you must consider because you need the unit to work with the size of your home. If the system is too large or small, this can result in a host of problems that reduce the life of your system, decrease efficiency and cost you money.
When you use the right HVAC size, you will save money on both the operation and installation costs. If you use an oversized A/C unit, you are reducing the overall efficiency of your HVAC system. This increases your utility bills because the system has to work harder to create a comfortable environment in your home.
An oversized unit also tends to experience premature failure, meaning that you will need to pay to have a new unit installed earlier than you would with a fitting unit. This is due to short cycling, or constantly starting and stopping during operation. This stresses the components, causing them to not last as long as they would in a unit that is the right size for the home.
Keeping the Temperature Comfortable
The short cycling that occurs with units that are too large will prevent an adequate duration of airflow. This reduces how much air circulates through the room and it does not allow the temperature to regulate quickly enough to ensure adequate comfort. During the summer months when you are using air conditioning, this can cause the home to be too warm in areas that are far away from the unit. To promote a comfortable temperature throughout the entire house, you may need to reduce the thermostat even more, requiring more energy and costing you more money for cooling.
Controlling the Humidity in the Home
Reducing humidity is an important part of ensuring a comfortable environment in a home. Humidity makes the air feel thick and it can be troublesome for those with breathing problems. Air conditioning systems play an integral role in removing excessive humidity from your home so that it is comfortable.
When your A/C unit size is too large, this interrupts the dehumidification process and can lead the air in your home feeling clammy and cold. In addition to not being ideal for those with breathing issues, excessive humidity in a home also encourages the growth of mold which can be difficult and expensive to remove.
Trust in PFO
Now you have a better idea about why A/C unit size is important, it’s clear that bigger isn not always better. Consult with a professional so that the system that you choose works with the size of your home or business. This will ensure ultimate comfort and energy savings.
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