AC Question 1 : Is My Air Conditioning System Improperly Sized?

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Are you satisfied with the cooling experience of your home? Whether you have a central air, ductless mini split, or heat pump, you need to make sure that it operates according to your cooling needs. While taking care of repairs as they arise and enrolling in a preventive maintenance program are both critical to the operation of your air conditioning system, you also need to make sure that your air conditioner is installed correctly in the first place. And part of that process involves selecting a correctly sized unit. In today’s post, we’re going to review the problem of improper size in more detail so that you can identify this problem if you notice it in your home. Call AC Designs Inc. today for comprehensive Jacksonville, FL air conditioning services.

The performance and energy efficiency of your system relies on its compatibility with the volume of air inside your home that needs to be cooled. If it is too small, then it will hardly work as needed. It will have to work harder to keep up with your cooling needs than it was designed to. If you notice that your AC seems to be constnantly running, this may be a sign that your AC is not improperly sized. Your AC should operate in a cycle, turning off when the desired temperature is reached. But if your system is too small, your AC will run itself into the ground. This can lead to an overheated compressor and premature system replacement.

If your AC is too large, on the other hand, it will be neither effective nor efficient. An overly large system leads to short cycling, which means that it will constantly turn on and off. This, too, leads to increased wear and tear on the system, and it may lead to a compressor fault. It may even become difficult to control. Your AC needs to be perfectly sized for your home. The qualified technician should take a comprehensive load calculation of your home so that your system matches the uniqueness of your home.

Call AC Designs Inc. today for superior air conditioning services in Jacksonville, FL.