There are a lot of different things to consider when installing a new climate control system. Efficiency, configuration, and the like all come into play. However, one factor that is so often neglected is the size of the system. If you’re installing a new air conditioner in your home this summer, be very careful that you select the right size for your home. If you install a climate control system that is too large or too small, you can run into some serious issues. Read on for more information.
Oversized Air Conditioners
If an air conditioner is too large, it’s going to put out way too much output for the home. This causes the thermostat to shut down the air conditioner before it’s had a chance to complete its full cycle. Air conditioners are meant to put out a certain amount of cool air over a certain amount of time. By forcing the system to short-cycle, the amount of wear and tear on the air conditioner will be dramatically increased. An oversized air conditioner will be far less efficient than a properly sized one, and will break down far more often.
Undersized Air Conditioners
An air conditioner that is too small will put out far too little output for the home in which it is installed. This will force the system to stay operating far longer than it is designed to, in an attempt to keep the home cool. Longer operating times will cause the cost of using the air conditioner to go up, and increase the rate at which it wears out. You’re definitely going to have to replace an undersized air conditioner sooner than one that is properly sized.
Cliffs Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. offers comprehensive air conditioner installation services throughout Port Charlotte, FL.