There are several factors to consider when choosing the size of a heating and air conditioning system for your home. Many aspects of your home affect this decision, such as square footage, the climate of the region you live in, the height of your ceilings, the thickness of your insulation and the number of windows.
Installing an air conditioning system that is too big for your home will defeat the purpose of its energy-efficient design and drive up your electric bill. The air conditioner will turn on quickly, cool and then shut off without going through the entire cycle it is designed for. The interior temperature will rise, the air conditioner will click on, the cycle will repeat again and again. An air conditioning system that is too small will run constantly and, again, run up your electric bill. Newer air conditioning systems will have a hard time cooling your entire home if they are too small because they are designed to work slowly over time and don’t have the power to cool your home rapidly.
If you’re thinking about purchasing a new air conditioning unit, remember that the professionals at Comfort Zone Heating & Cooling are available to assess your house and advise you on system size, as well as answer any other questions you might have.