Heating and air conditioning is more than just buying a unit and having it installed. It has to be the right size for the square footage and the space. Could your air conditioner be too big for your house? Here are 3 signs to look for:
Sign #1: AC Turns On. Then Off. Then On. Then Off
If your air conditioning system seems to be running frequently and for short bursts of time, it could be too big for your home. This is called short cycling, and it is really hard on your system, not to mention an ineffective way to cool your house.
AC units that are too big send out a blast of cool air, bring the temperature to where it needs to be too quickly, and then shut off. The house warms up and the AC blasts another short round of cooling. This makes for inconsistent cooling and excessive energy use.
Sign #2: Your Energy Bills Are Going Up
When your cooling system turns on and off frequently throughout the day and night, it has to work hard to ramp up. This causes your system to use excessive energy, and you’ll see it in your energy bills. If you’ve recently gotten a new AC system and your energy bills seem to be going up instead of down, it could be that your system is simply too big for the space.
Sign #3: Your Home Feels Humid
One of the jobs of your air conditioner is to help remove excess humidity from the air. When your system is short cycling, it doesn’t run long enough to effectively remove the humidity. If your home suddenly feels too humid, your AC could be too big.
Bigger isn’t always better. Don’t end up with a system that is too much for your home. Contact the pros at H.H. Hovey by today to make sure you get the heating and air conditioning system that’s right for your house.