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The Importance of Proper AC Sizing

You don’t put the wrong size of tires on your car if you want it to get good gas mileage. You wouldn’t put the wrong size of clothing on if you want to feel comfortable. And you don’t want an air conditioner that has been sized improperly either—too big or too small and it will hinder your comfort!

Having the right size for things is highly important and this applies to your AC as much—if not more—than everything else. But when we discuss the size of your AC, we aren’t talking about the square footage the physical system takes up. What we’re actually discussing is the power that the system needs to eat up to cool your home.

Proper sizing is one of the tasks that an expert technician takes care of as a part of your professional AC installation in Royersford, PA. Read on to learn more about the importance of making sure that your system is sized right.

What Is AC Size All About?

AC size refers to the amount of power that your air conditioner needs to consume to cool a certain amount of space. Expressed in tons, the larger the amount of tons your AC is, the larger the space it can effectively cool.

For example, if you have a home that is around 2,000 square feet, you would need an air conditioner that was 3 to 3.5 tons.

Sizing calculations have to take into account not just your home’s square footage though. This equation needs to include factors like the number of floors in your home, how many doors and windows you have, the condition of the ductwork, and more.

Is an Oversized AC Going to Cool My Home Faster?

We want to address this misconception now because it can be a costly one. An incorrectly sized air conditioner is going to cost you more and be more likely to undermine your comfort.

Yes, an oversized AC is going to cool your space very quickly. But it comes at a high cost. Since it cools things so quickly, it is going to shut off early, usually after it cools the area immediately beside the evaporator unit. This may leave other parts of the home still uncomfortably hot. What’s worse, it will cost a lot more money too since your system will end up short cycling.

Oh, and not to mention, that short cycling is going to lead to increased repair needs and an early system replacement.

For a Great Installation, Come to Quality Degree

Whatever your next air conditioner may be, you need to make sure it is sized properly. A trained technician knows how to do the precise calculation needed to size your AC right the first time so you can rely on it from day one.

You want your new air conditioner to have the best start possible. That’s why you should count on our team to get the job done right. We provide 5-star installations. We even document the installation from start to finish to get you the best peace of mind possible.

Contact Quality Degree Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule your installation with the team that has served residents like you since 1996.

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