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Can An Air Conditioner Be Too Big?

When it comes to air conditioning systems, you may think bigger is always better, AC Maintenance but that simply isn’t the case. It is absolutely essential to have a unit that is properly sized for your home for optimum energy efficiency and functionality. When a unit’s capacity is either too large, or too small, it won’t be able to function at its maximum potential.

Issues with a system that is too small are fairly obvious. A system with the capacity that is less than the needs of your indoor space to be properly cooled will always be running, trying to drop the temperature. A system that is always running and unable to maintain comfortable temperatures is an inefficient system. It would be like a car with an engine that is too small – there is too much required of the system that it doesn’t have the capacity for.

An air conditioner that is too large will cost you in multiple ways. An air conditioning system needs to run for a little while to properly dehumidify your air. With an oversized unit, it will cool the air so quickly, it will cycle off before the air is properly dehumidified, compromising your indoor comfort. Also due to an oversized AC cooling so quickly, it will turn on and off more frequently than a correctly sized AC would, increasing the wear and tear on the system. Essentially, only a properly sized system will achieve maximum efficiency and save you the most money. Aramendia’s professionals will work with you to find the system that is the right size for your needs, and help maintain it with our services and air conditioning repair Galena Park residents trust.