Spring is here and summer is on the way, and for residents of Mesa, AZ now is the perfect time to replace an older air conditioning system with a new one. Temperatures are still relatively cool and if you act quickly, you can have a faster, more efficient air conditioner to help keep you cool this summer. Proper sizing is a key part of the installation process: ensuring that your system has the perfect power levels for your home. Why is air conditioning size important? It saves you money and helps keep your system functioning at its peak.
Neither Too Big nor Too Small
By “size,” we mean the air conditioner’s overall power level. As you may expect, an underpowered system will run and run all the time without ever getting your home as cool as you’d like. But you may be surprised to learn that an overpowered system can be even worse. It will cool your home too quickly, turning on only to turn off again a few minutes later as the temperature warms up again. The tendency is known as short cycling. Not only is it very hard on your system—increasing the risk of a major breakdown—but it uses far more energy when it turns on than when it’s running, raising your monthly cooling bills in the process.
Factors Involved in Sizing
Proper sizing means more than just measuring your space (though that’s the start of it). You have to factor in such variables as insulation, sunlight exposure, and rooms like your kitchen, which need a larger system in order to offset the heat of the oven or dishwasher. All of that takes a trained service professional to do the job right.
Here at John’s Refrigeration, our experts have the skills to properly size your air conditioner, then install it in time to combat those summer heat waves. Call us today to make an appointment.