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Your AC Must Be Appropriately Sized for Your Home

Considering the fact that we are well into the summer season at this point, we hope that you have a good air conditioner installed in your home already, and that it is functioning properly. That being said, you may only now be getting around to having a whole-house AC installed in a new property. Perhaps you find yourself in need of an unexpected air conditioning replacement. Whatever the case, we want to take a moment to stress just how important it is that you invest not only in a well-made AC from a great manufacturer, but also that your air conditioner in Madera, CA is of the right size for your cooling needs.

You Need to Have Your Cooling Load Calculated

If you are of the notion that “bigger is always better” when it comes to your home cooling system, you could not be more wrong. It is vital that you hire trained professionals to complete a cooling load calculation in your home if you hope to know for certain that you’ll get the best performance possible from your AC. What many fail to realize is that an oversized AC system is really no better than one that is too small for the space in which it is installed.

An undersized air conditioner is obviously going to struggle to cool your home effectively. It will run for longer periods than it should, meaning that you’ll likely be paying more for what amounts to a lesser cooling performance. Your indoor air quality may even suffer, as these long run ties can lead to excessive dehumidifcation.

An oversized air conditioner may not struggle to cool your home effectively, but it can actually wind up doing so too quickly! Why is that a problem? Well, this can wind up leaving too much humidity in the air. Not only that, but your system will short cycle, turning on and off too frequently. When that happens, you are at risk of increased wear and tear and potential damages. You’ll also be wasting energy and money.

Let Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning handle your AC installation services.

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