4 Signs Your Air Conditioner May Be the Wrong Size

Proper sizing is important for your air conditioner. A system that’s oversized or undersized will deliver poor energy efficiency. You’re also more likely to suffer from frequent repairs. Look for these signs that your air conditioner is too large or too small for your Stafford, Texas, home. If you suspect sizing is an issue, our technicians can help.

The Air Conditioner Cycles Often

If your AC turns on and off frequently, this probably means that it’s too large for your home. It can cool your home quickly but turns off after running for just a short time. This uses more energy than running for a longer period at a low level, and creates added strain on your system.

Your Air Conditioner Runs Continuously

A system that’s too small will run constantly in a fruitless effort to keep the home comfortable. This uses a lot of energy but may never get you to your desired temperatures. Running too often will also result in more repairs and a shorter system lifespan.

The Home Is Humid

Your air conditioner doesn’t just cool the home. It also reduces humidity naturally. Cool air can’t hold as much moisture as warm air. Some of that moisture is deposited on the evaporator coils as your AC system cools the home. If your system is the wrong size, it can’t dehumidify properly, which leaves the home feeling stuffy, sticky and uncomfortable.

There Are Hot and Cold Spots

A too-large AC system can achieve your desired temperatures quickly in the central portion of your home, but it shuts off before the air circulates properly to the further reaches. This creates hot and cold spots. A properly-sized AC system will deliver even cooling throughout the home.

If you suspect that your air conditioner isn’t properly sized, give Davis Air Conditioning & Heating a call at 888-710-5530. We can assess your current AC installation and provide recommendations that might be a better fit for your needs.

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