Air conditioners are made in different sizes to accommodate a wide range of cooling needs. Many people believe that determining the size of their system is dependent only on knowing the square footage of the property. The truth is, several factors need to be calculated in order to choose the correctly sized unit for your home. Why? Because if the air conditioning system is either too big or too small, you will not achieve the comfort or efficiency level you want for your property. That is why you should schedule your air conditioning installation in Deptford Township, NJ with SPS Mechanical, Inc.
Calculating Appropriate Size
Your home needs a specific amount of cooling power to be comfortable and efficient. To correctly assess how much cooling you need, a calculation should be done by a professional that takes into account the following factors:
- Square footage
- Level of insulation
- Heat gain during the day
- Number of bedrooms
- Orientation of your property
What Happens When Your System Is Too Big?
Bigger is not better when it comes to your air conditioning system. While your home will cool quickly, it will actually cool too quickly and the AC will not dehumidify the air. Why? The inside air cools too fast, which doesn’t allow your system enough time to remove the humidity. Your air conditioner may also run on short cycles – known as “short cycling” – because it is cooling too fast; this, in turn, can make the system inefficient and potentially costly.
What Happens When Your System Is Too Small?
A system too small for the size of your property will inadequately cool your home. As such, there is potential risk of the system constantly running in order to achieve the temperature set on your thermostat. A constantly-running system is a stressed system, with parts and components experiencing potential premature wear-and-tear, overheating or breakdown.
A second problem with a system that is too small is inefficiency. While the system may have tools to make it efficient, the constant running can make it inefficient.
Let an Expert Help
Size really does matter when it comes to choosing an air conditioning system for your home. Have questions about an air conditioning service in Deptford Township, NJ? Our expert technicians can answer all of your questions regarding your AC needs. Call SPS Mechanical, Inc. today!