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Is Your Air Conditioner the Right Size?

People look for a lot of things when installing a new air conditioning system. Construction, energy efficiency, and the like are all considered carefully. What isn’t considered carefully nearly often enough, though, is the size of the air conditioner. The size of an air conditioning system plays a big part in how effective, and long-lived, that system will be. Let’s take a look at what happens when you install a system that is too large, or too small, for your home.

Too Large

An air conditioner that is too large will generate far too much output for your home. This will cause the thermostat to shut the system down prematurely, before it has had the chance to actually complete a full cycle. Short cycling will have a number of negative effects on the air conditioner. It will be less efficient, with frequent stops and starts leading to wide temperature swings in the home. It will also increase the wear and tear on the system, leading to more frequent issues and eventual breakdowns.

Too Small

An air conditioner that is too small will not be able to generate enough output to properly cool the home. In order to compensate, the system will stay on for far longer than it is designed to do. This has the same general effect as if the air conditioner were too large: the system will be less efficient, will experience problems more often, and will die more quickly.  This is why you should always talk to a professional before deciding on what air conditioner to install in your home. Even if the air conditioner physically fits in the space you have, it may not be at all suited to conditioning your home properly.

Switzerland Air offers comprehensive air conditioning installation services throughout Lake Jackson, TX. Call today for an appointment. 

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