Is Your HVAC Unit the Wrong Size??

By on February 27, 2019

With more than 70 years of experience repairing, maintaining, and installing air conditioning and heating equipment, you can trust that we’ve seen our fair share of installation mistakes from previous businesses. One of the biggest errors we receive service calls about is an HVAC system that was improperly sized and installed by a previous company.

If you’re questioning whether your HVAC is working properly, keep these signs in mind — if any of the following signs apply to your system, it probably means it’s either too small or too large for your home.

  1. Your Unit Runs Constantly

If your unit is constantly running and is failing to lower the temperature in your home This typically means the HVAC unit is too small for your home.

2. It Restarts Too Often

Now on the other hand, if you notice that your unit is constantly turning off and back on again, this usually is a sign that the system is too large. Since a large HVAC unit can get your indoor air to the desired temperature so quickly, it turns off almost as quickly it turned on.

When your HVAC turns on and off too often, it will suffer a ton of wear and tear, leading to an increase in repairs and a decrease in its energy efficiency.

3. Frequent Repairs

Typically, all homeowners (and business owners) should schedule at least two maintenance appointments every year to check on their HVAC system. If you need to schedule more than two maintenance repairs, it probably means that your system is not working as it normally should. This could be a direct effect from your system running or restarting too often.

4. Have A Lot of Humidity Inside Your House

One of the many benefits of a modern-day air conditioner is its ability to remove humidity from the air. However, if an HVAC system is too big, the air conditioner won’t run for long, and the system will turn off before it can properly dehumidify the air.

5. How to Determine What Size HVAC Unit You Need

Knowing the square footage for each room is important for proper central air conditioning system sizing. The easiest way to accurately determine the square footage is to review your property tax statement or contact your county auditor’s office. If this information isn’t accessible you or your contractor will need to measure each room.

Call today to schedule an appointment to get your HVAC unit Checked!

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