When it comes to your air conditioning system, size really does matter. Bigger is not synonymous with better. Your air conditioner needs to be sized properly to your specific home’s square footage and cooling demands. The widespread misconception that there is never an air conditioner too powerful, needs to be debunked. That’s why I am here!
Here are the reasons why your oversized air conditioning system must be replaced:
It Is Not Adequately Cooling Your Space
Oversized air conditioning systems will short cycle, putting your appliance in danger of overheating, as your cooling unit is constantly turning on and off. This will not only shorten your air conditioners’ lifespan, but it won’t allow your space to reach a sustained temperature.
Water will become trapped within the indoor coil, increasing your home humidity. This increase in humidity will counteract your cooling efforts, preventing your home from prolonged cooling benefits.
It Can Compromise Your Indoor Air Quality
As discussed above, water can become trapped in your system when your unit is oversized. This can additionally cause mold and mildew growth within your air conditioning system, as pooling or standing water proves the perfect breeding ground for such bacteria. This then lends itself to compromised indoor air quality.
When home air quality deteriorates, health implications can ensue. From respiratory distress to exacerbating asthma symptoms, airborne mold spores can prove harmful to the health of those living in your home.
It Uses An Inordinate Amount Of Energy
Running your AC during the summer is already expensive. Now, if your air conditioner is not the perfect fit for your home, this number only increases. Shortened cooling cycles cause your system to turn on and off more often, which costs more in terms of energy use, as it is working harder to cool your space. And, to add more fuel to the fire, your home will likely not remain a comfortably cool temperature. You’ll have elevated energy bills without adequate cooling. Air conditioning replacement will save you money in the long run.
For proper size assessment and air conditioning installation, contact Winters Home Services at (617) 977-3101. We are here to help you find the Cinderella slipper fit for your home air conditioning system.
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