Air Treatment Inc - Is It Possible to Have Too Large of an Air Conditioning Unit

When it comes to your home’s heating and air conditioning system, you might be asking yourself, “Does size REALLY matter?”

Well, the answer is an unequivocal yes. And here’s why.

The Importance of Right-Sizing Home HVAC Systems

The adage, “bigger is better” may apply to some things (like cookies!), but an over-sized HVAC unit is definitely not something you want in your house. The larger size means your system ends up cycling on and off more frequently. In addition to driving up your electric bill, you’ll run into problems with adequate dehumidification and shorten the overall life expectancy of the unit.

So what does that actually mean? Well, the following items are what you’re likely to experience when you’ve got a system that’s just too big.

  1. A humid interior: Because the air conditioner cycles on and off quickly, it never has a chance to run for long and can’t properly evaporate the water out of your interior air. The result is a humid interior with moisture clinging to your windows and other areas.
  2. Wear and tear: Let’s face it: HVAC systems aren’t the cheapest appliances in your household. And oversized units will wear out faster from having to switch on and off more frequently. So when your unit dies on you several years before it should, you’re going to wish you had thought about right-sizing!

Wondering If Your HVAC System Will Pass the Right-Size Test?

We can help! Contact our team at Air Treatment, Inc. today, and we’ll send one of our heating and air conditioning techs out your way.