As a Florida homeowner, there are few things more stressful than an inefficient air conditioning system — especially if you can’t quite pinpoint what is the issue is.
Although there are lots of factors that can keep your air conditioning system from effectively cooling your home, an often overlooked culprit is your air conditioner’s size.
When it comes to effectively keeping your home cool and comfortable (without spending an arm and a leg on energy costs), your air conditioner needs to be the right size. An air conditioning system that’s too small simply won’t have the power necessary to cool your home.
3 Signs of an Undersized AC Unit
If you think your air conditioning system is too small, learn the three signs to watch out for here.
1. Your Air Conditioning System Is Always Running
If you think your air conditioning system is too small, pay attention to its cycles. If your air conditioner is the proper size, your system will cycle normally.
During a normal cycle, your system will kick on, run for around 15 to 20 minutes and then kick off. If your system seems to run constantly, however, it may be too small.
If your system is running constantly, your air conditioner is working overtime to try to cool your home but doesn’t have the power necessary to get your home to the right temperature and remove moisture.
This means your home will never feel quite as comfortable as you’d like and you may experience higher energy bills.
2. Your Home’s Temperature Is Inconsistent Throughout
Have you noticed the temperature throughout your home is inconsistent? This may be a sign your air conditioner is too small.
If your air conditioner is too small, it won’t be powerful enough to reach the areas in your home that are the farthest away from the unit.
3. Your Home Is Humid Indoors
Air conditioning systems are designed to not only cool and heat your home, but remove excess moisture from the air too. So even if your air conditioning system can get your home to the desired temperature set on the thermostat, if the system doesn’t remove excess moisture, it may be too small.
If humidity is the only issue, consider investing in a dehumidifier until you can have your system inspected by a professional.
Air Conditioning System Installation in Tampa Bay
Investing in an air conditioning system for your Florida home is a big decision. After all, living in the Sunshine States means we use our ACs more than our neighbors to the north. With all of the makes and models available to homeowners, it’s important you know which is the best option for your home.
If you think your air conditioning system might be too small for your home, the team at Blair’s Air can help.
We’ll perform a thorough inspection of your current system and address any issues causing your home’s discomfort.
Call (727) 800-4148 to schedule service.