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Choosing the Right Size for Your Air Conditioner

Choosing the Right Size for Your Air Conditioner

If you are looking to install a new air conditioning system for a brand new property, or if you are ready to replace an old, ailing system, you need to work with a trained professional to ensure that your air conditioner is the right size for your home. If not, you are going to encounter a number of different problems when trying to cool your living space.

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You won’t have to worry about that when you work with Nicholson Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, though!

Problems with an Undersized Air Conditioner

As you can imagine, an undersized air conditioning system is going to really struggle to cool your home. The system runs in longer cycles than it should have to, as the space that it is trying to cool is just too large for its output capacity. Not only does this drive up your energy costs, but it also puts excessive wear and tear on your system. That can lead to it experiencing operational problems more frequently than it otherwise would. Plus, those long run times can result in very dry air in your home, as your AC removes humidity from the air when in operation.

Problems with an Oversized Air Conditioner

You may assume that bigger is better when it comes to an air conditioning system, but this is actually not the case at all. An oversized air conditioner can cause you just as many headaches as an undersized system can. Your air conditioner will short cycle frequently, as it actually brings down temperatures too quickly. This too will put a lot of unnecessary wear and tear on the system. Plus, the cooling cycles will be too short to dehumidify the air as effectively as they system otherwise would. Also, you are going to be paying for more cooling capacity than you’ll ever need, right off the bat.

Other Considerations When Choosing a New AC

Here are some other factors you need to think about when purchasing a new AC system:

  • How often you use your air conditioner. Do you turn it on every day during the summer or only during the hottest times.
  • How cool you like to keep your home. The cooler you want it, the harder that air conditioner will need to be able to work.
  • Your level of satisfaction with your current unit. Do you like the brand and size of A/C that you have right now or has it consistently disappointed you?
  • Your preferences on energy-saving units. They usually cost more upfront, but they can save you money over the years.

Framingham AC Pros

If it’s time to replace your current air conditioning system, or you’re installing one for the first time, trust the AC experts at Nicholson. Reach out to us for air conditioning help today!