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When It Comes to AC Installation, Bigger Is Not Better

You want your air conditioning system to cool the whole home effectively and efficiently. So, when you’re already paying the price of a new air conditioner, you might decide to splurge on the biggest one you can find.

It’s a common misconception that the biggest air conditioner will offer the best performance. Learn why this is and what you should know about a new installation in the following guide.

Why Sizing Matters

The size of an air conditioner is so important to how efficiently it perform. Quality technicians know that they have to get the size correct every single time in order to achieve the best comfort in a home and to save the homeowner money in the long run.

If an air conditioning system is too small, it will struggle to cool a home sufficiently, and it will use a lot of energy attempting to cool such a large space. Over a few short years, the system may fail—even though it has not really kept you that comfortable over the years.

When a system is too large, however, it runs too frequently in short cycles. This, too, can wear down the parts of an air conditioning system, and fail to dehumidify the home. Often, oversized systems need to be replaced far sooner than they should be.

Finding the Proper Size

Sizing an air conditioning system is no easy task, and you need someone with experience to do it properly. It takes more than just square footage to measure out the correct size of a new system. Good technicians also take into account things like the amount of insulation in your home, the amount of rooms and the layout of the home, any shading around the house, and more.

Ensuring Proper System Performance

Choosing a larger system is not going to help improve the performance of your AC system. But making a few changes can. This includes smaller steps like:

  • Adding a zone control system in to vary temperatures throughout the home.
  • Installing a Wi-Fi thermostat for temperature accuracy and efficiency.
  • Join a maintenance program to save money and keep the system in better shape over the years.

MarGo Plumbing Heating Cooling Inc. offers air conditioning installation services in Montclair and the surrounding areas. Call our expert team today!

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