Air conditioning is one of our favorite modern inventions. Not only does it make it possible to stay cool all summer, but it can also get rid of excessive humidity that can make one feel like you are living inside a steamy bathroom! While air conditioning is a fantastic invention, it works most efficiently when it is the right size for the property. If your air conditioning is the wrong size, you end up with an inefficient machine and high utility bills. Let’s see if your air conditioning unit is the right size for your home.
Your air conditioner might be too small if:
- It doesn’t line up with the square footage requirements
- You have recently built an addition, finished attic or basement, sunroom, or screened porch
- Your energy bills are excessively high and you are still too hot and humid most days
- The AC is constantly turning off and right back on again
Your air conditioner might be too large if:
- The air conditioner is constantly turning off and on in short cycles
- The energy bills are high, even with efficient models
- Temperatures throughout the home are inconsistent
- High humidity levels inside
It’s more common to see a unit that is too small rather than too large for a space, but excessively large units do happen. Usually these cases are where people fall prey to the “bigger must be better” mindset, which just isn’t true in air conditioners!
If you have questions about size appropriateness for your air conditioning system or are worried that your air conditioner is going to need repairs soon, contact Whitetail Heating & Cooling today!