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3 Signs Your Air Conditioner Isn’t Properly Sized

Air Conditioning and Heating

An undersized and oversized air conditioner may both have issues that impact your comfort during the hot, humid summers in Carrollton, TX. Here are the following signs your AC installation did not include proper HVAC system sizing:

Excessive Indoor Humidity

One clear sign of an improperly sized AC system — namely, one that is too large — is a cold, damp, uncomfortable indoor environment. Because an oversized air conditioner reduces the temperature of the room very quickly, the unit turns off before it’s had a chance to dehumidify the air. This is called short cycling and is one reason why it’s better to slightly undersize an AC system than to oversize it. While an undersized system may work a little harder to cool your home, at least it will stay on long enough to complete the vital dehumidification process. In areas like ours, this is crucial to your family’s comfort.

Frequent AC Repairs

An improperly sized air conditioner will work a lot harder trying to cool your home on the hottest summer days, leading to excessive wear and tear on system components. This will inevitably cause frequent breakdowns and a higher-than-average need for air conditioning repair services. Oversized systems are the worst offenders as short cycling puts an unnecessary strain on the system.

Higher-Than-Average Utility Bills

Another indicator that your AC system is incorrectly sized is a noticeable disparity between the amount of money you pay to cool your home in summer and the level of indoor comfort you actually receive in return. If your air conditioner is unable to keep you cool and comfortable despite through-the-roof summertime monthly utility bills, your system’s sizing could very well be at fault.

The next time you need an air conditioner installation, make sure the job gets done right. Call (972) 217-8955 to speak with our Carrollton AC installation experts at Lex Air Conditioning and Heating.

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