Is Your New Air Conditioner the Right Size?

Do you need a new air conditioning system installed? Naturally, you might assume that the bigger the system, the more powerful it will be, and the best fit it will be for your home. Unfortunately, although this logic works for other appliances throughout your home, it is not the case for air conditioners. AC systems must be properly sized and installed by professionals—such as the members of our staff—to avoid problems.

Many premature air conditioning failures are actually causes by the way the AC unit was installed to start with. It’s important that when you go to buy an air conditioner, you understand just how our professionals complete a successful installation, while meeting the appropriate building codes and ensuring that you have the space to accommodate the system that you want.

Why Is an Incorrectly Sized AC Bad?

If your AC system is too small for your home, then it won’t be able to provide you with your desired temperature, no matter how long it runs. And run it will, for longer periods of time than normal in an attempt to reach your desired temperature. Eventually, this will cause your compressor to overheat and can cause premature system failure.

You’d also face problems if your system was too big, as well. Your AC system won’t be able to cycle long enough to remove humidity from the air, causing your air conditioner to work harder than it should. You’ll recognize this problem by your AC system shutting on and off rapidly.

How Do You Determine the Right Size?

Be sure to call our expertly trained HVAC professionals to ensure that you get a correctly sized AC system installed. There are a number of factors that we consider when sizing your system, including:

  • The Type of Home Construction
  • Type of Insulation
  • Type of Windows
  • Placement of Windows and Doors
  • Number of Occupants in the Home
  • Shading Outside of Your Home

For professional AC Installation in Merrillville, IN, contact Earl’s Heating & Air Conditioning today.