How to Tell If You Have an Undersized Air Conditioner

As a Florida homeowner, one of the most frustrating feelings is when your air conditioning system isn’t properly cooling your home. There are lots of reasons why your air conditioning system might not be providing the appropriate cooling power, but one of the most common culprits is a system that is too-small. Read on to learn four signs that your air conditioning system is too small to get the job done and what you can do about it.

Is My Air Conditioner Too Small?

Four telltale signs your HVAC system might not be cut out for your home.

1. Your system is always running

A properly-sized air conditioning system should run in cycles that last approximately 20 minutes. During this important cycle your AC (should) turn on, bring the room to the desired temperature on the thermostat, remove excess moisture, and then turn off for a few minutes before the cycle starts again. But if you system seems be running non-stop, you are likely dealing with a system that is too small.

This typically means that your air conditioner is working tirelessly to attempt to cool your home (hence the long cycles). However, if it’s too small, it just won’t have the power necessary to get your home to the programmed temperature.

2. Your energy bills are higher

As a result of improper cycling, your air conditioning system will use more energy attempting to cool your home. As a result, you may also experience higher energy bills.

3. Your home has temperature inconsistencies throughout

If there are certain areas of your home that always feel either too cold or too hot, your AC could be too small. If an air conditioning system isn’t big enough, it might not be powerful enough to reach all of the rooms in your home. This is especially true for rooms that are the farthest away from the AC unit.

4. Your home has excess moisture

Even with an AC that is too small, the system may still reach the programmed temperature set on your thermostat. However, air conditioning systems have another important job: removing moisture. While the temperature on your thermostat may be right, if your home always feels humid, it may be due to your air conditioner being too small. Investing in a dehumidifier until you can have your system inspected by a professional is a good idea.

Find the Right New Air Conditioning System For Your Home With A+ Air Conditioning

Living in Florida, your air conditioning system is the most valuable system in your home — but choosing the right system isn’t always black and white. If you’re looking to upgrade your home’s current comfort system or if you’re unsure if your current air conditioning system is causing your home’s discomfort, A+ Air Conditioning wants to help. From repairs to new installations, we offer an array of AC services for homeowners in need. Contact us today to learn more.

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