Properly Sized Air Conditioning
Get maximum cooling efficiency with the right-sized system.
When outside temperatures are pushing triple digits, the idea of having the biggest, strongest air conditioning system on the planet blasting you with a wave of arctic air is a pretty refreshing thought.
But while the dog days of summer may have you panting for more HVAC horsepower, you’d be better served by a system that is just the right size. A properly sized system will actually cool your home better than that industrial model you’re dreaming of. And it will cost you a lot less money both now and in the future. Here’s why:
An oversized AC will roar to life and blast air into your home. Because the cool air rushes into the space so quickly, your thermostat will be fooled into believing the whole house is comfortable. So it will shut down the system. However, since not enough cold air will have been added to the mix, warm air will cause the unit to start up again and this cycle will continue over and over.
This constant cycling wastes energy and is hard on your system. What’s more, it doesn’t cool your home very well and doesn’t allow the air to be dehumidified—which can lead to hazardous mold problems.
If your system runs like this, or you are about to invest in a new system, you need to get one that is properly sized to fit your home.
Your ARS®/Rescue Rooter® home comfort specialist can help you make the right choice. Using guidelines established by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America, we’ll consider several factors in determining the perfect system for your home, including:
The end result will be a system that costs less to purchase, keeps your house comfortable, is more energy-efficient and lasts much, much longer.
- Local climate
- Size, shape and orientation of your home
- Insulation levels
- Window type/locations
- Your comfort preferences
Contact ARS®/Rescue Rooter® to find out if your air conditioning system fits your home.