Are you ready to replace your air conditioning system once you no longer need it this year? Are you thinking about having a new heating system installed before the chill of the winter season arrives? In either case, you really need to know that your HVAC systems are of the right size for the home in which they’ll be installed.
If you think that it’s better to err on the side of caution and to just invest in the biggest system that you can realistically afford, think again! An undersized system is obviously going to give you trouble, but an oversized system is actually no better. Work with the Columbus, OH HVAC pros on our staff, and you won’t have to worry about it.
Is Your HVAC System too Small?
It doesn’t matter if you’re talking about a heater or an AC. You are going to experience subpar comfort if your system is too small. Worse, you’ll probably be overpaying for subpar comfort, even as you put your system at risk of excessive wear and tear or a shortened lifespan. When your system is too small, it will struggle to heat or cool your home successfully. Areas further from the air handler in a forced air system may not be as comfortable as those closer to it. The system will run too long, which can cause your AC to excessively dry out the air in your home. Both heaters and ACs will be put under a lot of strain, and the risk of damages is increased.
So, Bigger Is Better?
No! We didn’t say that. If your system is too big, it will short cycle as your home is heated or cooled too quickly. That may not sound like a problem, but it puts an enormous amount of stress on the system. Plus, because this type of equipment requires more power to start up than to run full cycles, you are going to see a spike in your energy bills. Make the right call, and call our team to ensure that your system is properly sized for your home.
Quality Air Heating and Air Conditioning is here to handle your HVAC services.