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Why It’s Important to Properly Size Your AC System

July 09, 2021

There are a few schools of thought on sizing air conditioning equipment. Some homeowners may think that bigger is better, while others might believe that smaller equipment is saving them money by using less power. There’s always only one right answer, however: the right size for your home!


Homeowners throughout New Hampshire should be enjoying ample cooling comfort with an air conditioning system that’s the perfect size for their home! Here’s why it’s important not to go too big or too small with your cooling equipment:


·         Manage Energy Costs: An AC system that’s too large will cycle on and off constantly as it attempts to maintain even temperatures in the home. Meanwhile, a system that’s too small will run continuously as it tries to keep your home comfortable. In both situations, energy costs will be higher than if the system was the appropriate size for the space.

·         Extend Lifespan: Because oversized AC systems constantly cycle on and off, and undersized systems are always running, the wear and tear takes a greater toll on the systems’ health and efficiency. Properly sized equipment will experience wear and tear at a normalized rate – so repairs and service calls are less frequent, and the equipment lasts longer.

·         Even Cooling: Large cooling equipment releases cooled air in bursts – often leaving certain rooms feeling cooler than others. Undersized equipment, on the other hand, will struggle to keep temperatures even throughout the space. Right-sized equipment provides even cooling from room to room!


Have you noticed cold spots in your home? Have your energy costs been too high when running your air conditioning system? If you think your equipment is inappropriately sized for your home, contact us online today to get the ball rolling on saving your comfort and energy dollars!

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Laconia, NH