When you find yourself in the position to look for a replacement air conditioner system, you may be tempted to “upgrade” to a larger unit. HVAC technicians will sometimes encourage you to upgrade your air conditioning system. However, the term upgrade gets misinterpreted as buying a larger air conditioner. This is not the case. Upgrade means investing in a more modern and efficient air conditioning system and not a larger unit. When replacing your air conditioner you will want to avoid an oversized air conditioner and for good reason. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning will share the dangers of installing an oversized air conditioning system.
Why Does My AC Keep Short Cycling?
When you have an oversized air conditioner unit it will cool down the inside of the home with greater speed. Because of this, many people think a faster cool down time means a more efficient cooling system that will save you money over time. However, this is a common and bad misconception. When you have an oversized air conditioner you will have frequent cooling cycles that end abruptly. This can put stress on the air conditioning system which will lead to premature wear and tear. With an oversized unit you can expect more repairs and more often. Another problem that occurs due to frequently cooling cycle is that the air conditioner never gets enough time to rest. This will lead to components overheating which will cause short cycling or the breaker to trip frequently.
An air conditioner is also responsible for controlling the humidity inside the home. When the cooling cycles are shorter that doesn’t give the air conditioner the time it needs to remove the humidity in the air. High humidity can cause a number of problems inside the home as well as leaving the air damp and clammy. These are but a few of the complications that can occur with an oversized unit. One major thing to consider is you will run down the unit faster which means you will need to replace the cooling system prematurely. Not only will you invest in an oversized air conditioning system which costs more, but you will need to replace your air conditioner again much soon than necessary.
How to Calculate Air Conditioner Size for a House
It is important to find the right size air conditioning system for your home. You will want proper duration of cooling cycles to keep the home properly cool. The interior space of the home will need to be calculated to determine the right size air conditioner. An air conditioner is designed to cool the space inside the home. The number of windows is another consideration. The more windows there are, the more heat is allowed inside the home. Multiple leveled homes have another major consideration. Most multiple story homes often have its own air conditioning unit for each floor. However, some multi story homes may share a single unit which will require a bigger air conditioner.
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It can be rather confusing to determine what size air conditioning system you will need for your home. To ensure you get the right size, seek out a professional HVAC service like Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning. We can help calculate the right size and install the new unit. For quality HVAC services, contact Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning today.