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Preparing for My Dream Home

My husband and I have spent a lot of time consulting with an architect. After living in our cramped, starter home for the past 11 years, we were finally ready to make some needed changes to it. We have added an extra 600 square feet of space onto our house. Before the construction began, we finalized the plans for our new heating and air conditioning unit with our HVAC contractor. Because our home was going to be substantially bigger than it is now, we purchased a larger HVAC system. We also installed a new, digital thermostat inside my home. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best types of HVAC units to buy for mid-size homes. Enjoy!


Preparing for My Dream Home

Both Oversized And Undersized AC Units Are A Problem

by Rita Richardson

When looking to install a new AC unit, size matters. It's crucial that your AC unit is sized properly for your home. Otherwise, you might wear out your new air conditioner, and you also won't have your home sufficiently cooled. 

Beware of Small Units Cycling On and Off

If your AC never cycles off, it might be too small. It will constantly run while never being able to keep your home cool. This can wear out your AC just as much as a unit that keeps cycling on and off. 

Large Units Can Cycle On and Off Too

When your AC system is too big, it will keep cycling on and off. This is because the AC unit will quickly meet the needs of your home and won't have to continue operating. The constant cycling on and off can damage your AC unit. 

Small Units Can Have Problems With Air Flow

You might notice that air is not flowing to certain parts of your home. With a small AC unit, the AC will simply not be able to circulate all of your home's air effectively. However, you should also check your filters to make sure that they aren't dirty. Filters need to be cleaned or replaced periodically.

Oversized Units Make Your Home Uncomfortable

You might think that an oversized AC unit might make it easier to keep your home cool and comfortable. However, it can often have the opposite effect. An AC that is too large can cause some rooms to be comfortable, while other rooms are too hot or too cold. The cool air won't be distributed properly. 

Small Units Raise Energy Bills

If you have a small AC, you might actually have higher energy bills. This is because the smaller AC will not be as efficient and will need to run continuously to try to lower the temperature while never being able to do so. 

An AC unit lowers the temperature of your home by releasing cool air until the thermostat indicates that the desired temperature has been reached. However, for this entire system to work, you'll need to have your home measured so that you can determine the AC sizing that is right for your home. The best way to do this is to hire an AC installation service. They will be able to determine exactly the type of AC system that you need and will then install it for you.