Sizing Up Your New Air Conditioner: Big is Not Always Better

Worker holding blue pipe in place under air ducts

Air conditioners are some of the most important convenience- and comfort-giving appliances in any home. In fact, for many of those in Utah, having no air conditioning system is unthinkable, what with the state having its fair share of really warm summer days.

So when your old unit breaks down, and you want to get a new one as soon as possible, it is best that you contact a professional and experienced Utah AC installation company. This way, you can make certain that your new air conditioner fits the room just right.

Choosing and installing a system on your own can lead to sizing issues, which can result in inappropriate or insufficient cooling, not to mention, higher-than-necessary utility bills.

Biggest doesn’t mean best

One of the most common misconceptions surrounding air conditioners is that the larger the unit, the faster it can cool an entire room. However, this does not automatically mean that the AC performs properly and optimally.

Whether the unit is too big or too small, you can expect not just a considerable rise in your utility bills, but also a shortened appliance life span.

What goes wrong when the size is inappropriate?

Purchase and install an air conditioning system too big for the room, and it will dehumidify the room excessively. This will then lead to the room’s occupants feeling too damp and clammy. Get a unit that is too small for the room, and it will take a long time for the air inside to cool.

In fact, it may not even reach an optimal temperature. It also puts more strain on the equipment, cutting its life expectancy and also causing a rise in your energy bills.

As you can see, sizing plays a major role when choosing and installing a new air conditioner. So to ensure that you invest your money on the most appropriate equipment, it’s best you seek the assistance of HVAC specialists.