When it comes to HVAC systems, bigger isn’t necessarily better. In fact, an oversized or undersized HVAC system can be bad news for your Byron, Illinois home. Learn why the size of your home’s HVAC system is so important.
Oversized Systems Don’t Properly Circulate Air
Many homeowners assume that larger air conditioning and heating systems can heat and cool their homes more quickly. While this is true, that doesn’t inherently make it a good thing. When an unit is too large for your home, it heats and cools rapidly, and then shuts off quickly. When an HVAC system short cycles, it doesn’t have the chance to circulate air throughout your home. Poor circulation can lead to stale air and a host of costly indoor air quality problems such as allergen build-up and mold accumulation.
Undersized Systems Create Excessive Stress
If your HVAC system is too small for your home, it will constantly struggle to meet cooling demands. Because your HVAC system also reduces allergens in the air and lowers humidity to a manageable level, a system that can’t keep up will have multiple side effects. Over time, overuse and excessive stress can lead to expensive repairs. This can cause undersized HVAC systems to break down or require replacement sooner than necessary. Consult with an HVAC pro to make sure your new system is the right size for your home.
Wrong-Sized Systems Reduce Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency isn’t just about being green. Wasting energy means you can be stuck with large and unnecessary expenses. If your HVAC system is too large or small for your home, it can’t maintain a cost-effective level of energy efficiency.
HVAC systems use the greatest amount of energy when they first turn on, and the largest systems demand the most energy. Because they tend to have short cycles, oversized systems cycle more often than they should, continually costing you energy. Undersized systems will run constantly to maintain temperature. In both cases, throughout the life of your system, this can put a heavier strain on your electrical system and lead to big utility bills.
Concerned that your HVAC system isn’t sized for your home? Contact Axberg today for an HVAC consultation at (815) 873-6003.
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