It’s May, which means it’s getting hotter and hotter every day. You finally break and decide to kick on the A/C to cool down the house. As you sit in your living room, you notice that the temperature hasn’t changed much at all. As you check the thermostat, you see that it’s set to cool and on auto. You can also hear it working, but the temperature reads 78 degrees when you set it to 72 degrees. What does this mean?

If you have recently called an HVAC company to come and repair your system, chances are you may need a new air conditioner installation. In one of our previous blogs, we talked about the signs that you should look for in an A/C unit that needs replacing. If any of the signs in that blog sound familiar, it may be time for an air conditioner replacement.

When considering getting an air conditioner replacement, it’s important to make sure that you select the proper size for your home. Not doing so will affect the indoor air quality of your home in an adverse way, as well as cause other issues. One problem you will run into if you don’t select a properly sized air conditioner is high energy costs and low functionality. When choosing the right size air conditioner you should take the following into consideration:

  • The type of insulation used in the home.
  • The type of windows and screens.
  • Any air leakage.
  • The roofing on your home.
  • The directions your windows face.

Knowing these factors about your home will help you to choose the best and most efficient air conditioner for your home. But what happens if you buy a system that is too big?

As we have talked about inefficiency, not having the proper size unit will contribute to this. This is because it will run like an older, 80s-style unit that will turn on quickly and cool your house as such as well, but then shut off. Because the system isn’t completing its cycle, hot air will begin to seep into your home and it will kick on once again, rather than maintain a cycle and comfortable temperature. Stay tuned to our next blog, and be sure to contact Premier Heating and Air for our HVAC services.