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Why You Should Pay Attention to the Size of Your AC

Are you in the market for a new air conditioning system this summer? If so, you’ll want to make sure that it’s the right size for your home. No, bigger does not always mean better. You can’t take just any system that physically fits your home and assume that it will work effectively and efficiently just like any other system.

Having an improperly sized air conditioner installed can cause a number of different issues down the road. Keep reading to learn more about sizing your air conditioner and what can happen if it’s either too small or too large.

Too Small

If your air conditioning system is too small, it won’t be able to properly cool down your home over the course of one cycle. Therefore, your AC system will end up operating for far longer than it should have to, in order to try to compensate for the insufficient output.

Eventually, the amount of strain put on your air conditioning system will increase and cause more problems such as decreased efficiency and even a shorter lifespan. These problems are similar to what happens if your air conditioner is oversized, which we’ll discuss next.

Too Large

Air conditioning systems are designed to generate a certain amount of output over a certain amount of time, the process called the air conditioner’s cycle. So if you install an air conditioner that’s too big, it will generate so much output that the thermostat will shut it down before it’s had a time to complete that cycle.

This process is called short-cycling, and puts far too much stress on your air conditioner: much more than it is able to handle. This lends to more frequent problems with your air conditioner, and can even shorten the lifespan of your system considerably. Short-cycling also makes your air conditioner inefficient, which will make your home uncomfortable.

For professional air conditioner installation in Frisco, TX from the residential AC specialists, contact Oaks Heat & Air today.

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