Why You Need the Right Size AC Unit

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Boiling sun—the blacktop glistens with evaporating heat. The hood of your car sizzles like a stovetop. The thick air is so humid it feels like gravy. You breakout into a full sweat within minutes.

That is a truly hot day. The type of day AC was invented for.

On the other hand, how does it feel to escape a day like that into the refreshing cool of your AC?

they probably have the right size AC system

To truly enjoy your hallelujah AC moment you need a system in good condition and you need the right size AC for your home.

Whether too big or too small, if you don’t have the right size AC, you won’t get the relief you need. You also risk cutting down your AC lifespan.

Read on to learn about the importance of having the correct AC size for your home.

Too Small

When you get inside from that sweltering day, there’s no relief.

An AC that comfortably handles the demands of a one-bedroom, one-story rancher can’t manage the needs of a three-story, four-bedroom home. Not even close.

Your undersized system will struggle every day to keep your home at the temperature you want. Often your system will fail—meaning that, at the very best, you get PARTIAL relief from baking-hot summer days.

Too Small=Reduced Lifespan

When you set your thermostat, your obedient but undersized AC works hard to make it happen. Because of the petite size, the system has to exert far more energy.

This extra labor forces the weak AC to run far longer than intended without a break. As you can imagine, that causes unplanned wear-and-tear, seriously cutting down the unit’s lifespan.

When asked which is better, too big or too small, HVAC techs suggest undersized rather than oversized.

Because even though too small is a drag, too big is even worse.

Too Big

Instead of coming in from a “fry an egg on the sidewalk” type of day to a lukewarm house, you’ll come home to find a broken AC and no relief at all. An oversized AC will leave you high, dry, and extremely hot!

Oversized AC units often short cycle, meaning they turn on and off in quick succession. This occurs because the oversized unit reaches the desired temperature too quickly and shuts off. However, since it reached its goal so fast, the desired temperature doesn’t last, and the behemoth switches back on to do it again. Repeat for hours on end, per day.

Too Big= Reduced Lifespan

The tendency to short cycle does far more damage to your AC than overworking an undersized AC.

Just Right (With One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Toms River)
What’s better than too small or too big? Just right!

When you have the right size AC for your home, you’ll enjoy coming home to the breezy “Hallelujah!” feeling. You’ll enjoy a long lifespan for your AC and lower energy bills.

So, of course, you want that, but how do you get it?

Contact One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Toms River at (732) 355-3959 to professionally size your AC for your house.
Sizing an AC is an individual process. No internet guide can do it; only an HVAC expert on location can.

What One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Toms River experts look at when sizing an HVAC:

  • Room size
  • Duct condition
  • General amount of shade/sun
  • Windows size and condition
  • Insulation
  • Home building material
  • Local weather patterns
  • Much more

As you can see, finding the right size AC is a complicated process—and a crucial one.

In 100+ degree weather, nothing feels quite as sublime as a cold drink and even colder AC. However to enjoy a long term relationship with your AC, it needs to be well-maintained and properly sized.

Our maintenance is an industry best—we keep your AC in top shape.

When installing a new AC, our HVAC experts can size your system accurately, ensuring you the AC Hallelujah you’ve been dreaming of.

Contact One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Toms River to discuss the right size AC , and all of your HVAC needs!