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AC Installation: Proper Sizing Matters

Monday, April 2nd, 2018 at 11:00 am

AC-topviewAre you ready to bring a new level of comfort into your home before the air conditioning season really gets underway? Then remember that you are going to want to schedule your air conditioning installation in Fresno, CA with qualified, experienced professionals. The last thing that you want is to waste good money on a great air conditioner, only to have it offer up a subpar performance due to a botched installation. You won’t have to worry about that when you schedule service with us, though.

Now, what too many homeowners fail to realize is the fact that a successful installation begins before the actual installation is installed. You must first do your research and ask plenty of questions to guarantee that you are choosing a system that is right for your home. You must also know for certain that your air conditioner is properly sized for your home, though. An improperly sized air conditioner is going to have consequences that will resonate over the system’s entire lifespan.

Your Air Conditioner Will Short Cycle

Short cycling is a very common problem with both air conditioning and heating systems. Now, the best case scenario if a system is short cycling is that the air filter is just very dirty and needs replacing. The worst case scenario is probably that the system is improperly sized for the home in which it is installed. Why?

Because there is no way to “fix” the system in order to make it better fit the house. The system may be too powerful, causing it to adjust temperatures too quickly. That may not sound like a problem, but short cycling puts a lot of wear and tear on the system, disrupts the dehumidification benefits of whole-house cooling, and generally reduces comfort levels.

Your System Won’t Be Reliable

What’s worse than an air conditioner that doesn’t quite keep you comfortable? One that you’re also paying to repair frequently. That’s just what may happen if your AC is not of the right size for your home, unfortunately.

When your system is too big, it can suffer a lot of wear and tear due to short cycling. If it’s too small, it will run for long periods of time as it pushes itself to cool your home. That can really do a number on the system, and increased repair needs are likely.

Your AC Won’t Be Efficient

Starting an air conditioner up over and over again requires more energy than keeping that system running properly would. Because of this, increased cooling costs are a common problem that oversized systems face, adding to the cost along with an increased risk of repair needs.

Of course, an undersized air conditioner is probably going to cost a lot to run too. Why? Because it is overtaxed with a cooling load that it cannot really handle, which will cause it to work much harder than it should have even as your comfort declines! 

California Indoor Comfort Inc. is here to make your AC installation a complete success. Where comfort and technology come together.

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