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How Improperly Sized Air Conditioners Cause Problems

The size of an air conditioner has a huge effect on how well it works in a given home. Yet, it’s one of the most ignored when homeowners are looking for a new air conditioning system. If you don’t have a properly sized air conditioner installed in your home, you’re going to be dealing with a lot more issues than you otherwise would have to. Read on to find out more about what happens when your air conditioner is the wrong size.

Oversized Systems

All air conditioners are designed to provide a certain amount of output over a specific period of time. If an air conditioner is too large for the home in which it is installed, the thermostat will shut it off before it can complete a full cycle. This will have a number of negative effects. First, the air conditioner will be quite a bit less efficient. Second, the wear and tear on the system will be significantly increased. This will cause the system to have far more problems over time, and it will shorten its lifespan.

Undersized Systems

An undersized air conditioner doesn’t put out enough cool air to properly condition the home in which it is installed. This will force it to operate for longer than it is designed to, in an attempt to keep the home cool. This will lead to the same general problems that plague oversized air conditioners. The system will develop problems much more often, and will break down much earlier than it normally would. If you want to get the best return on investment for your air conditioner, make sure that it’s the right size before you install it.

Touchstone Heating & Air offers comprehensive air conditioning installation services throughout Gainesville, FL. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians.

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