May 25, 2017

Douglasville Air Conditioning | Choosing Properly Sized Air Conditioning Equipment

If you want an air conditioning unit that works optimally and efficiently for your home, it is important to find one that is the proper size. Air conditioning units come in all different sizes and performance capabilities. A lot of folks think that the bigger the unit, the better. And unfortunately, there are companies that will sell you these units even if it is not the best fit for your home in order to make a few more dollars on the sale.  Of course, there are instances where these bigger units are best for your home, but the important thing is ensuring that you are purchasing one that is best suited for your home.

What happens if my air conditioning unit is too big?

If your air conditioner unit is too big, it will turn on and off too often – a process called short-cycling. Because it is turning on an off, it cannot run long enough to remove the humidity in your home. When your home does not have proper humidity levels, you will feel uncomfortable. On top of the higher purchase costs for a bigger unit, you will also face future repair and replacement costs because the life of the unit will be significantly reduced to the frequent turning off and on.

What happens if my air conditioning unit is too small?

If your air conditioning unit is too small for your home, you will face some fairly warms days during the summer. The main problem that comes from undersize A/C units is that they will not be able to keep up with the sweltering heat that we get here in Georgia. This can also increase your energy bills because your A/C unit is working hard all day trying to keep up with the increasing temperature and never quite catching up. So you’ll have the bills that say you have a cool home, but you certainly won’t be experiencing one.

To avoid experiencing these types of problems, you must have a properly sized air conditioning unit for your home. The best way to determine that is by having a licensed and experienced professional visit with you and your home to sort through the many factors that are to be considered when finding the right size air conditioning unit.

For more information about Anchor Heating and Air Conditioning or to make an appointment with one of our conditioning specialists – give us a call at (770) 942-2873 or contact us online: www.anchorac.com.

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