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Why Proper AC Sizing Matters

You wouldn’t want to pair your car with the wrong size of tires. The car would run into plenty of trouble, not to mention that it would give you a pretty bumpy ride. Improper sizing of certain systems or components is going to create problems and this is just one example of that.

Having an air conditioner that is sized incorrectly for your home is another situation in which poor sizing can lead to trouble. While some people may think that an oversized air conditioner can get the job done more quickly, what it will really be doing is undermining your comfort and driving up your energy bills. The same applies to an undersized system.

Let’s look at the importance of making sure that your new AC is sized properly when you get your next AC installation in Hart County, GA.

The Problems With an Oversized Unit

As we already touched on, people sometimes get the wrong idea that getting an oversized AC means they’ll get better cooling throughout their home more quickly. However, this sadly isn’t what happens.

When an air conditioner is sized too big for a home, it will produce more cooling power, that much is true. But this quickly backfires. See, when your AC produces extra cooling for the home, what it ends up doing is cooling the space around the system too quickly. This will lead the system to shut off early, an issue known as short cycling, leading to poor comfort for the rest of the house, added strain on the system, and increased energy bills.

The Issues Created By Undersized Systems

So if an oversized unit is such a big problem, then what about an undersized AC? Maybe using a little less energy will still get the job done and use less energy.

We hate to break it to you but this is going to be another situation that leads to poor comfort and high energy bills. An undersized air conditioner will simply end up running for far longer and far more often to try to cool your home. This, unsurprisingly, uses up a lot more energy but will still leave your home overheated and uncomfortable.

What Goes Into Proper AC Sizing

The best possible solution to avoid having an improperly sized air conditioner is to work with a professional. When you have a trained technician perform your AC installation and sizing, you can rest assured that the job will be done right. This is because that technician knows how to do the math to figure out exactly how your AC needs to be sized. This is a complicated equation that takes a lot of factors into account such as the number of floors in your home, the number of windows and doors, the state of your insulation, and more.

If you are on the hunt for a reliable team to install your next air conditioning system, you can end your search with us. We know how to get the math done right and get your new system up and running quickly and correctly.

Feel The Difference: Schedule your appointment with the experts at JN Electrical Temperature Control, Inc.

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