If you are considering a complete air conditioning system replacement, or even a new installation, then now is the best time to do it. Our temperatures are relatively mild and technicians are less likely to be out on emergency calls. Before you go out and buy the largest AC unit you can though, you need to know that a bigger AC system is not necessarily better. If it’s too big, it will constantly shut on and off to compensate for its size. This is a process called short cycling, and damages your HVAC system. Additionally, the system won’t efficiently cool your home.
Why Is Short-Cycling Bad?
This process doesn’t allow your system to work as effectively as it should, and wears it down faster than normal. In addition, it prevents your AC until from properly dehumidifying your indoor air as the system simply doesn’t run long enough to do so. This results in excess moisture, which can create numerous problems in your home such as warped furniture and wallpaper, mold presence, discomfort and even illness.
How Are Air Conditioners Sized?
When your HVAC technician comes to size your system, they’ll look at numerous factors. They’ll measure your homes square footage, and they’ll consider the ceiling height, location and number of windows and doors in your home, your insulation, and the number of occupants in your home. In addition, the size you need is also dependent on if you’ve made any energy-efficient upgrades.
It’s important to ask a true HVAC professional how they’ll be sizing your new AC system. They should know that there’s much more to sizing the system than simply measuring the square footage of the conditioned floor area.
At JW Heating and Air, we strive to make AC installations in San Gabriel Valley, CA a positive experience for our customers. Call us today!