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Why Properly Sizing an Air Conditioner Is Necessary

Here in Pensacola Beach, FL, air conditioning systems are far more than just a convenience. Our summers get hot and muggy the way few other parts of the country do, and a reliable air conditioner can be your first, best line of defense for your home. When you install a new one, you want to make sure that the unit is the best one possible for your circumstances, which is why you want to be very careful when sizing a new unit. Here’s a quick breakdown on why properly sizing an air conditioner is necessary.

By “size,” we’re referring to the power output of the air conditioner. It needs to be carefully balanced against the features of your home, starting with square footage, but also including such factors as the amount of insulation in your attic and the presence of large windows that let in a lot of sunlight. The air conditioner’s size needs to properly factor all of these in: neither too small nor too large but just right.

Why? If it’s too small then the answer is obvious: the air conditioner won’t be able to cool the space adequately, and will undergo a lot of unnecessary strain in the process. If it’s too large, however, the end result is the same. The air conditioner will cool the air too quickly, cycling on and off rapidly throughout the day. Air conditioning units use exponentially more energy when they power up and power down than they do when they’re running. You need a unit that runs for at least 15 minutes at a clip to make the best use out of the energy.

Sizing an air conditioner begins with square footage, but usually requires a professional to properly calculate. If you know why properly sizing an air conditioner is necessary, the next step is to call the experts at Kool Breeze to help. We provide professional air conditioning installation in Pensacola Beach, FL and we’ll go above and beyond to ensure that your unit is perfectly sized for your space. Pick up the phone and give us a call today!

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