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Why Does the Size of My AC Matter?

You know that there are different types of air conditioners out there, including traditional split central ACs, ductless mini splits, heat pumps, and others. You know that you must choose your system carefully if in the market for a new AC, so that you wind up with the type of system that best suits your needs and user preferences. With that in mind, though, you must remember that the type of air conditioner you choose is not the only consideration to make. You must also know for certain that your new air conditioner is of the right size for your needs. When you schedule your air conditioning installation in Raleigh, NC with us, you need have no doubt about it. Contact Ideal Services Heating & Cooling to ensure that you wind up with a great system, properly sized for your home. 

Undersized Systems Are Problematic…

You can probably guess some of the issues that can develop if you try to cool your home with an undersized air conditioner. Your system will struggle to cool your home effectively, and will likely leave hot spots throughout your home. It will run for far longer than it should have to, which can really eat up energy and wreak havoc on the efficiency with which your system ought to offer, as well. It can also put your indoor air quality at risk, though; air conditioners dehumidify the air as they work, which can be beneficial. When they run for too long too frequently, though, it can lead to the excessive drying out of the air in your home. As you can see, you certainly don’t want an AC that is too small for your home installed therein.

…but Oversized Systems Are No Better

You may think that going big is your best bet when investing in a new air conditioner, but this is actually just as problematic as going too small. An oversized air conditioner won’t struggle to cool your home effectively in the way that an undersized system would. However, it can result in frequent short cycling, causing the system to go on and off too often as the temperature is brought down too quickly. Not only does this waste energy and put unnecessary strain on the system, but it also means that your AC won’t be able to properly dehumidify the air. Protect your comfort, your budget, and your indoor air quality by scheduling your air conditioning installation with us.

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