When it comes time to replace your AC unit in your home, there are many homeowners that might think the bigger the unit, the cooler their home is going to feel in the summer. This isn’t how your cooling system works though. You need to make sure you have the right sized unit in your home or you will run into a number of different problems. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning is here to talk about why it is so important to get the right sized unit and how to determine which size you need.
Importance of Choosing the Right Sized AC Unit for Your House
If you have an oversized or undersized unit installed in your home, there are a host of problems that you will more than likely run into:
– Humidity Control Issues: Many people don’t realize that their AC unit removes moisture and humidity from the air in an effort to cool the house off. When the unit isn’t the right size, the unit won’t be as successful.
– Short Cycling: If the AC unit in your home isn’t the right size, it can have short cycling issues. This can be extremely hard on the equipment and will also leave you feeling less than comfortable in your home. It is important that your unit is able to run through a complete cycle.
– Uneven Temperatures: You don’t want to have hot and cold spots in the house either; which is exactly what you will experience with a unit that is the wrong size for the house.
– Higher Costs: A unit that is short cycling or struggling to cool a home is going to be a unit that will cost more to run. Save on cooling costs by getting a proper sized unit for your house.
How the Size of Your AC Unit is Determined
There are several considerations that need to be made when it comes to choosing the right sized unit for a house.
– Square Footage: The number one important thing that is considered will be square footage or the size of the house.
– Climate: The local climate is another consideration to make when choosing the right sized unit. A place that is more humid and hotter will require a larger cooling load than somewhere with dry heat.
– Insulation: The amount of insulation in the attic, walls, and basement are going to help determine the cooling loads for a house as well.
– Air Infiltration Rate: Air will definitely leak in and out through cracks in the house. This is something that should also be considered.
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It it vital that you get the sizing right on your AC unit when replacing it. You can rely on Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning to help ensure the unit that we are installing in your home is the right size for the house. Call us today!