Air Conditioning: Why the Size of Your Unit Matters

If you are considering installing a new air conditioning unit in your home, you may not have given much thought to the size of the unit you will require. If you install an air conditioning unit which is too large or too small for your home, it can cause a number of problems. Below is a guide to some of the drawbacks of installing an air conditioner which is the incorrect size.

Increased Energy Cost

If you install an air conditioning unit which is too large for you home, it is likely you will see your energy bills increase. This increase is a result of the fact that larger sized air conditioning units require a lot of power to run. Installing an air conditioning unit which is too small can also lead to increased energy bills, as the unit will always be running as it attempts to try and cool or warm a room which is much larger than the unit is designed to operate in.

Increased Humidity Levels

If your air conditioning unit is oversized, it can cause increased levels of humidity within the atmosphere of your home. This increased humidity occurs because the air conditioning unit quickly cools a small space and then enters power saving mode. As a result of this quick cooling, the air which passes through the system is not of sufficient volume to remove moisture.

Ineffective Cooling of the Space

If the air conditioning unit is undersized, it will not be able to adequately either warm or cool the air within a large space. This will result in your home constantly being at the wrong temperature, creating an uncomfortable environment for you and your family.

Increased Maintenance and Repairs

Because a small unit is constantly in operation, the components within it are placed under increased strain. This strain can accelerate the levels of wear and tear. As a result of this, you will frequently have to have maintenance and repair work carried out on your undersized air conditioning unit. This maintenance can be both costly and time-consuming. The lifespan of the unit will also be reduced, meaning you will have to pay for a replacement unit much sooner than you should.

As the points above show, installing the wrong sized air conditioning in your home has many disadvantages. That is why you should contact a professional HVAC company. They will be able to assess your home and recommend the correct type and size of air conditioning unit before carrying out any necessary installation work.