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Is Your Air Conditioner the Right Size to Sufficiently Cool Your Home?

When it comes to choosing a new air conditioning system for your home, there are many factors you need to look at, including construction, energy efficiency, size, etc. Size, however, is one factor that homeowners often don’t consider quite carefully enough.

A common assumption about air conditioner size is “the bigger the better” however this is untrue. The size of your cooling system will determine how effectively and efficiently it cools your home, in addition to how long its lifespan is. Keep reading to learn what happens if your AC system is the wrong size.

Too Big

An air conditioning system that is too big for the home that it’s placed it will have too much output. This causes your thermostat to shut the system down prematurely, before it has the opportunity to complete a full cycle. However then it will come back on right away. This process is called short-cycling, and can have a number of negative effects on your air conditioner.

As a result, your air conditioning system will work less efficiently, with frequent stops and starts leading to wide temperature swings within your home. Additionally, short-cycling increases the amount of wear and tear on your air conditioner, which leads to more frequent issues and perhaps even premature shut down.

Too Small

An AC system that is too small for your home, on the other hand, won’t generate enough cooling output to bring your home to a comfortable level. To compensate for this, your system will stay on for far longer than it is supposed to. This will make your system less efficient and will cause it to experience problems more often.

Be sure to always speak to a professional HVAC technician before deciding on which air conditioner to have installed in your home. Even if the system physically fits in the space you have, it may not be suited to cool down your home properly.

For quality air conditioning installation in Destin, FL contact Kool Breeze of Northwest Florida, Inc. today. 

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