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Sizing Your AC: Why Bigger Isn’t Necessarily Better

When it comes to the system that you use to cool your home during the hottest time of the year, you may just assume that investing in the biggest, most powerful AC that you can afford is your best course of action. Now, you obviously don’t want an air conditioner that is too small to successfully cool your home. However, you must also keep in mind the fact that an oversized air conditioning system is really no better than an undersized system.

Read on, and remember to schedule your cooling load calculation with a member of our staff. We’ll make sure that you have an appropriate air conditioner in Bolingbrook, IL.

The Problems with Improperly Sized Systems

When your air conditioner is too small, it is going to run for a lot longer than it should have to in order to cool your home effectively. Not only does this wind up wasting energy, but it also puts your indoor air quality at risk. When your system runs for long stretches of time, it could dehumidify the air in your home more than you can afford, leaving you vulnerable to the discomfort that excessively dry air can cause.

An oversized system has the opposite types of problems. If your system is too big for your home, it can actually wind up cooling it down too quickly! You may not think that this sounds problematic, but it really is. Your system may not run long enough to remove an adequate amount of humidity from the air. Because your system uses more energy when starting and stopping, it could also result in higher energy costs. The only way in which to guarantee that your AC is of the right size for your home is to have trained professionals complete a cooling load calculation prior to your system installation.

Schedule your AC services with DuAll Heating & Cooling.


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