Do you have an oversized air conditioning system in your home? If your AC system is too big for your living space you are sure to fall prey to a few common problems. Here at M&A HVAC Services, LLC we are committed to helping all our valued clients understand the importance of investing in a properly sized AC system for your home. With that said, we want to take this time to discuss some of the common problems that occur when your AC system is way too big for your home and living space.
Problems with an Oversized Air Conditioning System
Problem #1 – Your air conditioner will consistently turn off and on. With an oversized AC unit, you will notice that your system will actually cool down the temperatures in your home on a scorching hot summer day in less than 15 minutes. You may ask why. The answer is simple. Your oversized air conditioning system is way too powerful for the size of your home and will quickly cool down your living space and then shut itself off. This will not only increase your monthly energy and utility bills but will also wear down your system and reduce its lifespan since it starts up and turns off consistently.
Problem # 2 – Your system does not remove the humidity from your home. When your AC system is not taking the humidity out of your home, leaving your home environment quite uncomfortable. One of the primary functions of your HVAC system is to remove all the humidity from the air in your living space. This is certainly critical to the comfort level in your home. When your AC unit is not properly sized to the square footage of your home, it cannot remove the indoor humidity at the typical 30-50 % levels. In order for your AC system to dehumidify the air in your home it has to be able to function and perform with normal cycles of normal lengths. If you have an oversized air conditioning system, it will cycle on and off consistently and when frequently shutting itself off it cannot run for a long enough cycle to remove all the excess moisture from your home’s air. As a result, you and your family will be constantly complaining about the high levels of humidity in your home.
Problem #3 – Increased energy bills. With an oversized air conditioning system, you will definitely experience an increase in your utility and energy bills because, as we indicated above, the oversized AC unit will cool your house down quickly and then shut itself off just as quickly. In order to maintain comfortable levels in your home, the system will have to keep turning itself off and on. Your AC system components consist of several different motors that when starting up so often they draw in a great deal more power as compared to when they are in a run cycle. This ongoing effect is not efficient, but rather causes an increase in your energy bills. Further, this consistent on and off cycling will wear your AC system down a whole lot faster and minimize its lifespan as well.
How to Mitigate the Issue
If you believe you have an oversized air conditioning system in your home, then surely you have come to the right place. The highly skilled and experienced technicians here at M&A HVAC Services will come out and inspect your HVAC system and perform a cooling load calculation to determine whether or not your system is, in fact, oversized. With summer right around the corner now, we highly recommend you contact our team of professionals today to determine the next best step needed to make your AC system work effectively and efficiently this summer. We look forward to serving you and to providing you with the highest quality products and services for all your cooling and HVAC needs.