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Does size matter when it comes to HVAC systems?

Does size matter when it comes to HVAC systems?

When it comes time to get a new HVAC system you may wonder if the size of the system matters. In the case of HVAC systems, size does matter.

Bigger is not better
You don’t want your air conditioner to be too big. Air conditioners control the comfort level in your home by cooling the air and by removing humidity. An oversized air conditioner will have short run cycles meaning your system starts and stops more often using more energy and causing increased wear and tear. It will cool your home faster but the unit will shut off before enough air blows across the indoor coil where moisture condenses into water and drains from your system. The moisture left in the air will cause mold and mildew problems. An air conditioner operates more efficiently during long-run cycles.

The same holds true with heating systems. An oversized furnace will warm the house quicker, but it uses more fuel and causes greater temperature swings in the home.

A system too small
An HVAC system that is sized too small will run constantly and spend a great deal of energy trying to catch up to where it should be. Your home may feel cool but the amount of energy used by your system will cost you money and can shorten the life of your system.

Just the right size
The HVAC system you get should be specifically sized for your home and individual needs. Right Now Air & Solar professionals always perform all necessary tests to ensure the system that you have installed will achieve maximum energy and performance efficiency.