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What happens when you have the wrong-sized air conditioner?

Having the right sized air conditioner for your home is essential for functional and efficient cooling. A missized air conditioning unit can lead to higher bills, less efficiency and lowered comfort.

Working with Fagnan's Furnace Services will ensure you have the right Carrier air conditioner for your home's square footage and needs. Here are reasons why you can't have the wrong-sized air conditioner.

Reduces your comfort

A too-small air conditioner can't cool your home properly, affecting home comfort during a heatwave. Likewise, if your unit is too large, it constantly cycles on and off, creating unwanted hot spots or overly cold areas. If you keep escaping your home to opt for the frozen aisle in the grocery store, it's time to call a technician to chat about options.

Creates excess humidity

A functional AC unit should draw the humidity out of your home to keep things cool and comfortable. However, it can't maintain those humidity levels when the unit is the wrong size.

When the air conditioner is too large, it doesn't run for long enough to cool your home effectively. You may invest in a separate dehumidifier to handle the summers if it's bad enough. But it's worth investing in the right-sized AC, outfitted and installed by a professional, instead of that extra cost for the dehumidifier.

High bills and repairs

As mentioned, a unit that can't run efficiently will drive up those monthly energy bills. With an oversized unit, it uses more power each time it starts up to get the air conditioner's motor running. Too small units can run nonstop, which gobbles up energy and increases your monthly bill.

Additionally, the constant operation will very quickly wear down an AC, which increases the need for repairs and leads to a shorter lifespan.

Get the right size

To avoid the troubles of living with a wrong-sized air conditioner, work with a trusted technician from the start. Fagnan's Furnace Services will help you choose an air conditioner that meets your needs for efficiency, noise, budget, and AC type. As Carrier Factory Authorized Dealers, we have a 100% satisfaction guarantee on Carrier units - which means your new air conditioner will run effectively and efficiently for years to come.

If you think your air conditioner is not the right size for your home, give us a call! We'll come out for a free inspection and consultation.

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