A well-cooled home is a comfortable home. And who doesn’t want that, right? Unfortunately, this pushes many to assume that the bigger their air conditioner is, the better. Doubly unfortunate is the fact that an oversized AC actually brings more bad than good.
Some of the things that can happen when your is air conditioner is oversized include:
High humidity – As your air conditioner cools your home, it also works to remove humidity in the air. However, an oversized AC won’t cycle properly, resulting in short cycles that aren’t long enough to remove humidity. This results in a home that’s highly humid, even when the air conditioner is running continuously.
High energy bills – It makes sense to think that a big air conditioner will result in a shorter cooling time. And the less time it takes to cool your house, the less frequently your air conditioner will run, right? To understand this issue, let’s review how air conditioners work. Cooling units run in cycles. And every time it cycles, the AC uses energy. Oversized air conditioners usually short-cycle, meaning they power up and down throughout the day many more times than units that cycle properly. This needlessly uses up energy, resulting in high energy bills for you.
Short AC lifespan – An oversized air conditioner is an overworked air conditioner. Even though the cycles are shorter, the increased frequency of cycling by an oversized air conditioner puts the unit at high risk of premature deterioration. Not only does a bigger unit cost more, you also won’t be able to make the most of it because it will conk out sooner than expected.
If you want to make sure your air conditioner is the right size, Climate Systems Heating and Air Conditioning is the expert to trust for all your HVAC requirements. To learn more about what we can do for you, just give us a call at (724) 935-3900 or fill out our contact form. Talk to us today!