Is Your AC System Correctly Sized?

When the time comes to purchase a new AC system, many home owners tend to think that bigger is better, even though that’s not always true.

At the same time, there’s a very good reason for such a popular misconception. By the time you’re ready to replace your AC system, it’s lost a good deal of its efficiency and most likely can no longer adequately cool your home. Well, if you’ve been putting up with that reduced indoor comfort for any length of time, you may have forgotten how efficient it once was. All you know is that it’s lacking in cooling capacity now; hence, you might reason, it probably will take a bigger system to do the job correctly the next time. 

We’re here to put that misconception to bed and advise you that both over-sized and under-sized AC systems are going to cause you trouble. That’s what makes correct sizing so important.

An over-sized system will cycle on and off too frequently for its own good, thus causing added wear and tear, higher energy bills, and a shorter system lifespan. An under-sized system also is trouble waiting to happen since it has to work over-time to reach the desired temperature setting. 

Here at Air Professionals, we take all factors into account to ensure your system is properly sized. These include: 

  • Typical outdoor summer temperatures and relative humidity
  • Size, shape, and orientation of your house
  • Amount and placement of insulation 
  • The type, size, and total square footage of your windows
  • Air infiltration rates
  • The number and ages of occupants
  • Occupant comfort preferences
  • And more

When all is said and done, Air Professionals will recommend and install the right size AC system for your home – one you can count on for many years to come. Contact us today to learn more or to request a free in-home estimate. Qualified applicants also can enjoy the added convenience of new system financing.