Is Your AC Unit The Right Size for Your House?
With the consistently hot weather back in full force here in Sacramento, CA, homeowners throughout the area are doing whatever they can in order to create more comfortable indoor environments. More often than not, this means taking a closer look at our cooling systems. Many California homes are characterized by dated air conditioning units that can benefit heavily from replacement, as today’s cooling systems are far more efficient than those of the past. One of the biggest mistakes that people make, however, is assuming that bigger ACs are more effective.
Think bigger is better when it comes to cooling systems? Think again.
The Importance of “Right-sizing” an AC
It’s understandable why someone might assume that choosing the biggest possible AC unit is the best path towards keeping a home as cool as possible no matter how hot it gets outside. While it’s true that larger AC units will cool a home faster, this is actually counterproductive. Many people don’t realize that one of the primary functions of any effective air conditioning system is to keep humidity levels low within a home—ideally under 60%. For this to occur, however, the unit must run for long enough periods of time. If the unit is too large, it will cool the home too quickly and shut off before it has a chance to regulate humidity issues.
Why is this a problem? Aside from the lack of efficiency and increased wear and tear on your AC, the presence of too much humidity in a home can lead to mold growth and mildew. This can poorly affect indoor air quality and make your living environment unhealthy and uncomfortable. Choosing a unit that is sized so that it can actually cycle the way it’s supposed to is the solution to this all-too-common problem, and CES can help.
Correct Unit Size + Insulation = A Winning Combo!
At California Energy Services, we make it our priority to ensure that our customers are comfortable, no matter how hot it may get outside. Instead of choosing an oversized AC unit with the idea that it will keep you cooler this summer, let our team of building science experts properly size your next cooling system and outfit your home with high-performance insulation, which will ensure that your new AC doesn’t have to work harder than it should have to in order to cool your home. We’ll work with you and your budget to develop a sound plan for installing a new cooling system, and if you have any questions along the way, we’ll take the time to answer them as thoroughly as possible.
It’s time to see what the right air conditioner size can do for your home. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment!