Have you ever had to select an air conditioner for your home? It can be confusing knowing which type and which size of AC unit you need, but an HVAC professional should be able to guide you in making the right decision. If you think your AC is the wrong size or are still trying to pick the right one, then read on for more information on this topic.
How you might have got the wrong sized air conditioner
There are a few common mistakes you or your HVAC technician could make that will leave you with an AC unit that’s the wrong size. One of these is using the size of your old AC unit as a guide rather than actually measuring the space it is required for. Another is simply estimating the space rather than measuring it accurately.
Many people buying their own air conditioner without the guidance of a professional will simply get the biggest unit they can afford, thinking that this will be the most effective at cooling their home. In actual fact, this is not true…
Why size matters for air conditioners
If your air conditioner is bigger or smaller than it should be, then you’ll likely see your electricity bills start to rise as it takes more effort for the unit to keep your room or home at the desired temperature. It’s also likely that your HVAC system won’t last as long before needing serious repairs or replacing entirely.
If your AC is too big, then it won’t need to run for as long to cool the room down. While this may sound like a positive, the actual result is that the AC doesn’t run long enough to reduce the humidity of the air. High humidity can leave your home really warmer, forcing you to turn the thermostat lower and, therefore, using more energy. It can also lead to problems like mold and mildew.
A small unit will have the opposite problem, having to run almost constantly in order the keep the space cool. This puts a lot of strain on the system and on your wallet, and you might find that your home just can’t get cool enough, leaving you feeling hot and uncomfortable throughout the summer heat.
If you’re experiencing any of the above problems in your home, then it might be that your air conditioner is not the right size. Get in touch with AC Express for a professional check-up and expert advice when choosing the right HVAC system for your home. We also provide AC repair in Winston Salem, Clemmons, Lewisville, Advance, and surrounding communities in the Piedmont Triad.