There are a lot of factors that need to be considered when installing a new air conditioning system, one of which is the size of the unit. However, this is often one of the most neglected factors by homeowners. People tend to think that as long as the system physically fits in the home, it must be fine. This is not the case. Let’s take a look at what can happen if your air conditioner is too large or too small.
An air conditioner that is too large will put out too much output for the home in which it is installed. This will cause the thermostat to shut the system down before it can complete a full cycle. Air conditioners are designed to operate in specific cycles, generating a specific amount of output over a certain period of time. If the system is cut off before it can complete a cycle, it is called short-cycling. Short-cycling makes the air conditioner less efficient, and increases the amount of wear and tear on the system. If not corrected, the air conditioner will start to experience more frequent malfunctions and eventually break down entirely.
An air conditioner that is too small will be forced to operate for far longer than it is designed to, in an attempt to supply enough cool air to the home. This added operating time has the same results as if the air conditioner were too large: the system is inefficient and will wear down much faster. If you don’t want to find yourself replacing your air conditioner years sooner than you otherwise would, make sure that it’s the proper size before installing it.
Speedy Air Conditioning Service offers air conditioner installation services throughout Stuart, FL. Call today for an appointment with one of our experts.