Are you not sure if the size of your air conditioner fits your home? You might have purchased an oversized A/C without being aware of it. Most homeowners make mistakes in buying a unit that is not the right size for their space because of lack of knowledge.
Here are 3 signs to tell if you have installed an oversized A/C unit at home.
- Short Cycles
Short cycling means your air conditioner only works for a short time (within 8 to 10 minutes) before shutting off. An operation like this is a sign that your air conditioning unit is too big for your home.
Oversized air conditioning units do not work efficiently as most homeowners think. It is because the size does not match to your home’s load requirements. It will send out cool air quickly then immediately turn off without distributing the cool air evenly throughout the house. Take a minute of thinking if your air conditioner is too large considering this symptom.
- High Indoor Humidity
It is your air conditioning unit’s job to eliminate excess humid air inside the house. But, if your house still feels humid, your air conditioner could be too big for your space. Commonly, it takes about 30 minutes for your unit to condition indoor air and give you the desired temperature for the entire house. A system that runs on a short cycle like your oversized A/C does not run long enough to remove or reduce humidity effectively.
- Increased Electric Cost
When your air conditioning unit switches on and off constantly, it is prone to system breakdown and excess energy usage. It can get things really expensive particularly on your electric bills. If you notice that your energy bill is higher than normal, your cooling unit could be to blame. Your system might be too big for your space, so you will need it replaced to save on your energy costs.
A bigger air conditioning system is not always the better choice. You may think that it can cool your home faster, but an A/C does not really work that way. That is why it is important to consult professional help before buying a new one or making an upgrade.
Do not end up getting an oversized air conditioning system at home. We at Environmental Heating & Cooling are here to help you get the right size of the system for complete comfort.