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Signs Your Air Conditioner Is Too Big for Your Home

posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 in Blog

Choosing the right cooling system isn’t easy, especially without the help of an HVAC professional. As a result, many homeowners are questioning themselves if the cooling equipment they have is too big for their home. Is my A/C right for my home, you ask?

If in doubt, then continue reading to discover the telltale signs that you have an oversized A/C!

Short Cycles

Does your room cool faster than expected? An oversized A/C will only run in short cycles for at least eight to ten minutes, causing your system to easily wear out. An ideal cycle should be around 15-20 minutes. When the cooling cycle is shorter than that, it robs your home of its comfort, while increasing the risk of repairs.

High Electric Bills

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure this out. While your air conditioning is working too hard, your electric bills might be soaring high at the same time. If your utility bills are always above the roof even if you’re conserving energy, then your A/C might be the culprit. 

Temperature Swings

Is one room cooler than the others? A bigger A/C doesn’t guarantee consistent and even temperature. It only causes your system to work harder than it should. So, if you think that a bigger A/C can cool your home better, then you’re wrong! An oversized A/C equipment can lead to costly problems.

Not sure if the A/C equipment you purchased is too small or big for your home? Don’t fret! With our expert HVAC professionals at C and K, we can provide you the right advice and solutions. Call us now today at (515) 233-1175.