Oversized AC System- Bigger is Not Always Better
When it comes to purchasing a new heating and air system, there are lots of different options. First, there are many HVAC companies to choose from, brands, types of systems, efficiency ratings, and the list goes on. While you get to decide many of these options, one element regarding your new heating and cooling system that there should be no decision on is the size of the system. The size of your new heating and air system is very important, and should not be “guessed” by a HVAC company. Instead, the proper load calculation should be performed. This article will explain what happens when an oversized AC system is installed in your home, and why you need to avoid it.
Cost of an Oversized AC System:
Again we cannot stress enough to be sure the proper measures are taken to confirm you’re getting the correct size system installed in your home. If you have an oversized AC system installed it’ll have many negative effects. First setback of having an oversized AC system installed is the price. The prices of AC systems vary based on the brand, which type of system and the size. If you’re buying a 15 SEER Trane system for your home, a 2 ton unit will cost less than a 5 ton unit. Some companies might try and sell you a larger system just to make a few extra bucks. So please be sure you get a few different estimates to make sure they are selling you the right size.
You are going to have comfort issues if you have an oversized AC system installed in your home. When an air conditioning system runs through the hot summer months it does two things. Not only is it cooling your home, but it is also removing the hot humid air out of your home. If an oversized AC system is in your home, it will reach your desired temperature too quickly. It will then shut off. This might sound like a good thing but it’s not. Since the system doesn’t run for very long it will be unable to remove the humidity from the air. This can cause much discomfort and the “sticky feeling” in your home. Not only will it cause discomfort, it could affect your indoor air quality and increase the chances of mold growing.
Oversized AC System will Accelerate Wear:
A lower life expectancy is the final reason you do not want an oversized AC system installed in your home. Like mentioned before, the system will reach the desired temperature quickly and then shut off. If your system is constantly shutting off and on it will can create unwanted wear on the system.
Think of buying a new air conditioning system like buying a new suit. Everyone’s body is different. You go to a tailor to get measured and make sure the suit is right for your body. Same goes for a HVAC system. You don’t want an oversized AC system or one that is too small. It won’t be able to keep your home comfortable. Be sure to have a professional quote the correct sized HVAC system for your home. This way you’re not stuck dealing with the issues of an oversized AC system. Contact our office today to have a complimentary in home evaluation from O’Brien Service Company.