Why Does the Size of Your Air Conditioner Matter?

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Why Does the Size of Your Air Conditioner Matter?

Posted On: May 20, 2019

Why Does the Size of Your Air Conditioner Matter?

Considering the size of an air conditioner before installation is a smart practice that will help save you money and maintain efficiency. Many people are under the misconception that bigger AC units lead to better performance, but that is not always the case. There are a variety of factors that come into play when choosing the size of your air conditioner that can affect performance quality, efficiency and cost. This is why it is best to consult an HVAC expert before purchasing and installing an AC unit into your home. 

Sizing Factors 
HVAC experts look at these factors to determine the correct size of your air conditioner: 

- The total volume of your home or living space 
- The windows - How many do you have? What condition are they in? What orientation are they facing? 
- The sun-exposed areas in your house 
- The ventilation and ductwork within your home 
- The shade provided by buildings or trees outside 
- The size of the air conditioner in TONS 
- The SEER rating of an air conditioner 

Without keeping the above factors in mind, homeowners may become at risk of installing an oversized or undersized air conditioner unit. 

Oversized Air Conditioners 
Installing an AC unit that is too big for your home can lead to increased costs and reduced indoor air quality. Oversized air conditioners are at risk of cooling too quickly and shutting off before it has the chance to dehumidify your house and filter the air. Due to this, common pollutants, such as dust, mold, pet dander, and allergens will not be filtered through. Because the air remains humid and unfiltered during the first cycle, oversized air conditioners will frequently start up and shut down again. Ultimately, oversized air conditioners are known to run far too often for short periods of time, which can lead to increased costs and eventually lead to the wear and tear of your air conditioner. 

Undersized Air Conditioners 
Installing an air conditioner that is too small for your home can also be problematic. Undersized air conditioners work harder to cool a house that is far too big for it. While your air conditioner is running constantly, it is physically unable to effectively cool your home. This can lead to wasted energy and time that will eventually lead to costing you more in the end. 

Ultimately, it is important to invest in a proper-sized air conditioner that best suits your home in order to reduce costs, maintain indoor air quality and efficiency. Our highly-trained, HVAC technicians have experience with a wide variety of air conditioning units and brands. Call Twin Tech Heating and Cooling at 1.844.894.6832 for your next air conditioner installation, and we will ensure that your AC unit best suits your home and budget. 
 




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