Is Your Brooklyn Air Conditioner the Right Size?

There are certain things in life that really need to be the right size. You probably don’t think that bigger is better when it comes to shoes, for example. And trousers that are too small are worse than an annoyance.

Man is cold in his home because his air conditioner is oversized

The same is true for your Brooklyn air conditioning system. You might think that a bigger or more powerful unit will cool your home faster and get better results, but that’s a mistake. Air conditioners are designed to serve a certain amount of space, and over- or undersizing them can have disastrous results.

The Big Chill

An oversized air conditioner will not make your home more comfortable. In fact, it will cool your home too quickly for the system to do the other part of its job: dehumidifying the air. Because it cools faster, the system will cycle on and off too frequently. It won’t have time to remove moisture from the air in your home.

So, with an oversized system, you’ll trade hot and sticky for cold and clammy. The extra moisture could also contribute to mold and mildew in your home. In addition, cycling on and off too often will lead to higher energy bills and more wear and tear on your system.

Struggling to Keep Up

When your system is too small for your space, the opposite problem happens. Since it can’t cool the space completely, it will run constantly. This will also contribute to higher energy bills and wear your system out faster. You might also find hot and cold spots in your home, locations that stay uncomfortable no matter what.

What Size Air Conditioner Do I Need? – Ask a Pro!

To get your air conditioner sized just right, it takes a licensed professional with specialized training in sizing HVAC systems. An HVAC installation expert will know the formula to get the right-sized system for your unique home. In addition, a professional will know when to recommend supplemental heating and cooling like ductless mini-splits to ensure whole-home comfort.

If you want to make sure your air conditioner is sized correctly for your home before summer hits, the Brooklyn HVAC experts at Petri Plumbing & Heating are here to help. Just call us at (718) 748-1254 or contact Petri Plumbing online today.

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