A Bigger AC Isn’t Always a Better AC

- 12:34 pm - July 10th, 2017

When it comes to air conditioners, the bigger they are, the more energy they could be wasting! An overlooked factor in purchasing an air conditioner is sizing, because a system that is too large for your home may appear to be functioning adequately. Meanwhile, your utility bills may increase unnecessarily due to the extra strain on your home’s electrical panel.

A system that’s over-sized has shorter cycles, which don’t allow for moisture to condense on the coils and drain away. Instead, the moisture is re-distributed into the air, which promotes mold and mildew growth, especially during the humid summer. Excessive moisture can also damage walls, wooden furniture and floors. These large systems also cool a space quickly, which may seem like a great thing, but the constant cycling of the condenser can cause more wear and tear, resulting in more frequent repairs and service calls. 

Not only will an over-sized air conditioner be more prone to breakdowns in the middle of the cooling season, it costs more to run a larger unit. To get the most bang for your buck, you want to find the right-sized unit for your home as to get everything out of it – including energy efficiency! Contact Harris Comfort if you feel as though your air conditioner may be improperly sized, or if you have any questions regarding other AC services.