Is My Air Conditioner Too Big?

We are all very well aware of the importance air conditioners and sometimes we do not even think how our lives would look like without these useful machines. Air conditioners are designed to perform two jobs:

  1. It remove heat and transfer it outside leaving colder air inside.
  2. Less moisture in the air helps you feel colder even if the same temperature.

Beside absolute necessity of getting one, there are a few things to consider when air conditioners are in question. If we have a chance to avoid making mistake why not take it!? As a customers you should always ask for an advice from the professionals in the field. It is important to buy perfect air conditioner and one of the most important factors in making a decision is “How to get the right size?!”

One of the mistakes customers make is… well, most of us get tempted easily, and it is really tempting to buy a larger air conditioner. Belief that large is necessarily better is as old as the human kind, so do not feel bad if you thought this is a way to go. It is common misconception that the large air conditioner will be more powerful and cool your home faster.In reality, air conditioners that are too big do cool well, because they quickly meet the temperature you set on your thermostat. But the problem is that the system will turn off before it has a chance to even start dehumidifying. You would agree that the humidity in your home is a big NO. Air conditioners need to run for at least 10 minutes before they start removing the moisture from the air. A high humidity level will feel hot in your house even if your thermostat says otherwise. The air will even smell differently because of all the moisture trapped in the air.

Signs your air conditioner is too big:

  • The air feels moist and clammy
  • The air smells musty
  • The system turns on and off frequently, it runs for less than 5 minutes
  • The area around your vents or your walls can show some damage
  • Your head can feels stuffy only when you are at home
  • Damage to your home’s paint, artworks, hardwood floor and furniture
  • Windows and doors are swollen and they are hard to close
  • Higher energy bills
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