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Why Size Always Matters in Air Conditioning Installations

When installing a new air conditioning unit, it is always important to consider size. It is not always best to go with the cheapest version or the smallest. The size of the room that will be cooled or the home is always important when choosing the right air conditioner. Size always matters. Bigger is not always better and smaller is a risk that you just might not want to take.

A certified technician will be able to determine what size air conditioning unit you need for your home. They will be able to measure the space and determine which size will put out enough air to cool the space without working overtime to do so. Not choosing the properly sized unit can cause costly problems in the future that are best avoided. Below is a list of reasons why homeowners should not purchase a unit that is too big or too small.

Why bigger is not an option

An over-sized air conditioning unit can cycle off and on more so this will create unwanted wear and tear which is never good. This can run down your system quicker. Because a too large unit will work hard, it will be wasting energy which will affect your electricity bill.

A too large unit will also reach the temperature it is set on rather quickly and this will mean the humidity in the air will more than needed. Humidity in excess can be harmful to one’s health so it is best to avoid this if possible.

Smaller Units are not always the answer

If an air conditioning unit is too small for the area that it is expected to cool, then it will work continuously to try and reach the temperature set on the thermostat. This may be impossible and it will work so hard it will break down. An overload of your air conditioning system can shorten the system’s lifespan, causing you to spend more money in the future.

Utility bills can also be larger due to the fact that the unit has to work overtime. When a larger system would cut off because it has reached the optimal temperature, a smaller system will continue to run. The smartest decision would be to hire a licensed and certified professional to do the work for you. Have the technician come to your home and measure the area to ensure you are getting the best sized unit for your home.

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