There is a fairly common misconception among homeowners about AC Installation in Denver, CO. That is, that the bigger system you get for your home, the better it will perform. Unfortunately, this is just not the case, and can lead people to get an air conditioning system that costs too much and ends up not doing the job expected of it.
This is one of the variety of reasons you should hire professionals, like the staff here at Bell Plumbing and Heating, when it comes to this type of installation. Our team can ensure that your system is correctly matched to your home, to provide the cooling that you need for comfort through our hot summers.
When we say an air conditioner may be too big for your home, we’re referring to the system’s tonnage. Tonnage is important when sizing an air conditioner—it tells us if the system is powerful enough for your home without being too powerful.
It can be a confusing term, as many people assume that it means the weight of the system. But tonnage doesn’t have anything to do with weight. Rather, it means how much heat an air conditioning system can remove from a home in a one-hour period, which is measured in BTUs (British Thermal Units). An air conditioner that is one ton is able to remove 12,000 BTUs of heat per hour. Each ton is an additional 12,000 BTUs.
Therefore, the more tonnage an air conditioner has, the more air it can cool down. So, why wouldn’t you want the most powerful tonnage you can afford?
We get it, it makes logical since that the more power an air conditioner has, the better it will perform. You also might think that it’s better to have too powerful of an air conditioner than one that’s not powerful enough. But there are some big problems with this.
First off, there’s a myth that the lower you turn down the thermostat, the faster it will cool down your living space. More tonnage has nothing to do with the speed in which your cooling system works. It’s a measure of capacity, as we describe above. Some of the problems with too much tonnage are:
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