Tips to Save Energy: Air Conditioning Size

Hero financing is allowing businesses and homeowners to update their HVAC systems affordably.  The program presents an excellent means for participants to get highly efficient equipment.  Many have taken the opportunity to get air conditioners with high SEER ratings.  Yet, there is one pitfall: Getting too large of an A/C.  If you are working with an air conditioning contractor, be sure to not be oversold on an A/C unit.  It could cost you in the long run.

Why Bigger Is not Better

The trapping idea behind an extremely large air conditioner is that it will provide extra comfort when it is very hot outside.  However, science proves otherwise.  Any professional that is experienced in general air conditioning repair or commercial air conditioning repair understands the delicate balance of humidity.

Dehumidification

HVAC systems need dehumidification to prevent condensation from occurring inside of a building.  When oversized units are used, rooms are cooled before proper dehumidification.  When this happens, rooms become humid while chilled making it undesirable.  Also, the accumulation of moisture into the air increases the chances of microorganisms to grow inside a home or office.

Savings Tips

  • If you set your thermostat at the highest comfortable temperature during the summer, you can save greatly. The less the difference is between the temperature outside and inside, the more you will save.
  • Never set your thermostat at extremely cold settings to cool your home faster. It will not speed the cooling process and often results in excessive cooling, thus wasted money.
  • Interior fans work in conjunction with air conditioners by spreading cooled air more rapidly throughout an area. They also do so with little-added energy use.
  • Make sure that your thermostat is not near items that give off heat. Doing some could adversely affect your HVAC efficiency.

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