Air Conditioner Installation: Size Matters!

While many other parts of the country brace for winter, we’re finally cooling down from summer, making now the perfect time to shop for an air conditioner. When you’re in the market for a new AC system, it’s understandable that your first instinct may be to choose a new system with the best deal or lowest price. While this might work for many of the smaller appliances in your home, choosing an air conditioner without confiding in a professional can actually cost you.

AC systems that aren’t properly sized by a professional can run into major issues. The cooling capacity of an air conditioner is measured in BTUs (British Thermal Units) and AC technicians such as the professionals on our staff measure your home using many different factors to determine the correct BTUs needed for air conditioning installation.

So What if My AC Is Too Small?

If your air conditioner is too small for your home, then your living space will never reach your desired temperature. However, it will still run for long periods of time to try to decrease the temperature, which can cause your compressor to overheat, leading to the need for system replacement.

And If It Is Too Large?

Too-large air conditioners cannot cycle long enough to remove the humidity from the air and properly cool your home. This process, where the system shuts on and off rapidly, is called short-cycling, and can wear down your system much faster than the system would have failed otherwise.

Our technicians take a number of factors into consideration when determine what size is right for your air conditioner installation. These factors include:

  • Type of home construction
  • Type of insulation
  • Placement of windows and doors
  • Number of windows
  • Number of people in the home
  • Shade outside of the home

One thing is for sure—the appropriate installation of an air conditioning system of any kind is no job for an amateur.

To schedule your Missouri City, TX air conditioner installation, contact Fresh Air, LP today!

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