When it comes to your HVAC system, size matters. If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner, all of the options can be overwhelming.
You may have heard that larger system will cool your home faster, or that smaller units will save you money. However, none of that has to do with the right size for your home. It’s not a one-size-fits-all solution.
If you get a system that is too large, you will be throwing your money at a system that isn’t operating efficiently compared with the size of your home.
If the system you get is too small, it will run constantly, causing it to run endlessly and cost you an arm and a leg in energy costs.
Humidity is another issue that is affected by the size of your system. If the system is too large for your home, it will cause the home to cool down too quickly, not properly regulating your humidity levels.
A smaller unit than you need may indeed be able to keep your home cool, but at what cost? It will run more than it has to, driving up your utility bills. This will also cause a shorter lifespan for your system if it runs too frequently.
So while you may have thought you saved more money on installing a smaller system, it ends up costing you in the long run. Higher utility bills and a shorter lifespan for your system are not worth it.
In summary, a system that isn’t properly sized for your home will not operate properly. No matter if it’s too big or too small, it will negatively impact your utility costs. An improperly sized system will not cycle correctly, therefore costing you more than necessary on your monthly bills.
Your needs and the size of your home are only a couple of the factors we take into consideration when sizing your new system installation. We are happy to answer any questions you have when it comes to getting a new system installed. Don’t forget that we provide free estimates on a new air conditioner!