System Too Small?
It’s obvious what the main issue is with a system that is too small. It will have to work harder to keep your home cool. This means that the system will run for long periods just to barely provide you with an adequate—or even inadequate—amount of cool air. This translates into discomfort and high power bills from wasted energy.
System Too Big?
Believe it or not, an AC system that is too large for your home can cause major issues as well. It may seem that a system that’s oversized will only result in an abundance of cool air, but this is not the case. This is because oversized units short cycle. Short cycling means the system will run for a brief amount of time, produce a large amount of cool air and then shut off before the space is actually sufficiently cooled.
Short cycling can result in:
- Uneven, insufficient temperatures in your home. Some spots may be noticeably hotter or cooler than other spots
- High humidity levels that create great environments for mildew and mold to thrive in. Mildew and mold can pose a risk to you and your family’s health.
- Faster wear and tear on your system’s components due to the higher frequency of powering up and down. This can reduce the lifespan of your system and increase the likelihood of expensive failures occurring sooner.
You Can Rely On Doug’s Refrigeration For Accurate AC Installation
Call Doug’s today at (985) 746-1116 when you need professional AC installation or if you think your current system is the wrong size. Our experienced AC technicians are properly trained and will take into account all factors needed to determine the AC unit that is correct for your home’s specific needs.