If you need a new air conditioner for your home, you may be contemplating doing everything on your own to save money. This is not a good idea, however, and you should hire an HVAC contractor to help you. It can be easy for someone not experienced to choose the wrong size for their unit. Some people think the bigger the unit the better it will work to heat and cool your home. This is not true as if you choose the wrong size you will run into problems.
Problems with Choosing the Wrong Size
An air conditioning unit that is too large will have a harder time keeping the temperature at the setting you set on your thermostat. The system will try to do this by constantly turning on and turning off throughout the day and night. This will put a lot of extra work on the system and your electric bill will be higher.
An air conditioning unit that is too small for your home will run constantly to maintain the temperature. As stated above, this will cause more work for your unit and your energy bills will be even higher. A trained HVAC contractor has techniques they use to determine the best size for your home. It is expensive to constantly repair an air conditioning unit, as well as have to remove one and install a new one that is the right size.
Maintain Air Quality
Having a unit that is the correct size will help improve the air quality inside your home. The airflow will be balanced, which can help remove moisture from the air. Having a lot of moisture in the air causes the humidity levels to go up. High humidity in your home can cause moisture to build up on things. This moisture is the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew. If the moisture levels stay high for long periods of time you can have structural damage.
An HVAC unit that creates the right amount of cool air will remove warm air while it is running. HVAC units also have a fan that you can keep turned on, which is beneficial as the fan will blow the cool air around your home on a constant basis. The fan itself does not use a lot of electricity so you won't' have to worry about this affecting your electric bill.
The HVAC contractor that you hire can tell you much more about the importance of choosing the right size air conditioner.
Reach out to an air conditioning service in your area to learn more.