When you’re shopping for a new air conditioning system, it can be pretty tempting to just install the biggest system that will physically fit in your home. You want to make sure it’s powerful enough to do the job, after all. However, installing an air conditioner that is not properly sized for your home can cause all kinds of issues. Read on to find out what tends to happen of your air conditioner is too large or too small for your home.
Air conditioners are designed to put out a specific amount of cool air over a certain amount of time, operating in cycles. If this cycle is drawn out, or cut short, it will cause a number of nasty problems for the air conditioner. An air conditioner that is too large will put out too much cool air for the home in which it is installed. This will cause the thermostat to turn off the system before it has the chance to complete its cycle. Not only will this make the air conditioner less efficient, but it will also increase the amount of wear and tear on the system. Over time, this will lead to more breakdowns and shorten the lifespan of the system.
An air conditioner that is too small has the opposite problem from the air conditioner that is too large. Instead of having its operating cycle cut short, the system is forced to operate for much longer trying to supply output to home it’s not large enough to service properly. Though the cause is different, the end result is the same as having an oversized system. The air conditioner will wear down much faster, and will break down much earlier.
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