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Do You Have an Undersized Air Conditioner? A FL Tech Explains

No two homes are exactly the same, so it’s important that you invest in an air conditioning system that’s powerful enough to cool, heat, and dehumidify your home to your comfort preferences.

Unfortunately, it can be difficult to know which size air conditioning system to invest in. This is why some homeowners end up with a system that is too small for their home.

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Signs an Air Conditioner Is Undersized

If your air conditioning system hasn’t been cooling your home to your liking, one of the most common culprits is a system that’s too small.

Read on to learn the signs and symptoms of an air conditioning system is too small to efficiently cool, heat, and dehumidify your home.

1. The Cycle Is Neverending

If you’ve never paid attention to your air conditioning system’s cycle, take a few minutes to observe it. If it’s the correct size and running as it should, it should run in cycles that last between 15 to 20 minutes (from the time it kicks on to the time it kicks off).

During this cycle, your air conditioning system works to bring your home to the desired temperature set on the thermostat while also removing excess moisture.

Once it has accomplished this, the system will shut off until the temperature begins to drop and then the cycle will start again.

If your system seems to never stop, you could be dealing with a system that’s too small.

When your air conditioning system is too small, it has to work harder to try to cool your home. Unfortunately, it just won’t have the power necessary to get the space to the right temperature.

You may find that your home never feels quite as comfortable as you’d like it to be or that your energy costs are high.

2. Your Home Is Cool in Some Rooms but Hot in Others

Air conditioning systems should bring each room in your home to the desired temperature. But a too-small air conditioner may cause some rooms to be cold while other rooms are always hot.

This is simply because an air conditioner that’s too small won’t have enough power to reach rooms in your home that are the farthest away from the AC.

3. Excess Humidity Inside Your Home

Air conditioners play more than one role and are designed to not only cool and heat your home, but remove moisture too.

Sometimes an air conditioner that’s too small can still reach the desired temperature set on your thermostat. But if the system is too small to remove excess moisture, your home may still feel uncomfortable.

Contact Climate Design for AC System Replacement in Clearwater, FL

Living in Florida, your air conditioning system is one of the most important components of your home, but knowing which air conditioning system is the best for you can be tough.

If you’re looking to have a new air conditioning system installed in your Clearwater home, or if you aren’t sure if your current AC is causing your home’s discomfort, the Climate Design team wants to help.

From repairs to new installations, contact us today for all of your AC needs in the Tampa area.

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