Make Sure Your Air Conditioner is Properly Sized

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When selecting a new air conditioner for your home, you need to make sure that it’s sized properly. Bigger doesn’t always equal better when it comes to climate control. If your air conditioner is the wrong size for your home, it will cause a wide range of problems. Read on to find out more about those problems, and the importance of properly sizing your air conditioner.

Too Large

Air conditioners are designed to operate in cycles, generating a certain amount of output over a period of time. After the initial push to reach the target temperature, the system shuts itself off save to make the occasional adjustment. An oversized air conditioner is going to put out so much output that the thermostat will shut it down early. This short cycling puts more strain on the system than it was designed to handle, resulting in more frequent breakdowns and a shorter overall lifespan. An oversized air conditioner will be less efficient, and you’ll find yourself replacing it much sooner than you would like.

Too Small

An air conditioner that is too small will put out far too little cool air to keep the home in which it is installed cool. This will force it to operate for longer than it was designed to in an attempt to compensate. Though in many ways this is the opposite problem from the oversized air conditioner, it ends up with the same results. The wear and tear on the air conditioner will increase dramatically until it finally breaks down completely. This is why it’s so important to make sure that your air conditioner is properly sized.

Bell Plumbing and Heating offers air conditioner installation services throughout Denver, CO. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our air conditioning experts.

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