What’s the Best Size Air Conditioner for My House?

The last thing you want to face this summer is a house with no air conditioning in Charleston. Coastal climate can bring high heat and humidity, and a central air unit is the best way to have indoor climate control. What some homeowners don’t realize, however, is that there are different size air conditioners made for different size homes. If you don’t install the proper size AC unit in your home, your climate control will be insufficient, and your air conditioning could break down sooner than later.

How to Know Which Size HVAC is Needed

 There are many variables you must consider when installing new air conditioning in Charleston, including:

  • Square footage
  • Home age
  • Window type
  • Home placement
  • Weatherstripping
  • Insulation

Your HVAC installer can help you sift through these variables to determine the best size unit for your home.

What Happens with The Wrong Sized AC Unit

Most people don’t realize the importance of installing the proper size AC unit until they end up with no air conditioning in Charleston during the middle of summer. When your AC unit is insufficient for your space, you’ll start to notice unusual things happening with your AC, including the unit running nonstop, or stopping and starting in short bursts. The unit can also be noisy and become a nuisance.

Moisture buildup will also occur when the AC unit is too small for the space because HVAC systems control humidity by removing moisture from the air. An air conditioner that is too small won’t be able to remove enough moisture, and mold or mildew growth could start.

You might think getting an oversized HVAC system is the best solution because they are guaranteed to be able to cool a smaller space, right? HVAC systems that are too large for the building don’t run long enough to be able to condense the water it is collecting. Once again, your building could end up with a mold or mildew problem.

If you’re ready to upgrade your air conditioning in Charleston, call Max’s Fix-it 24/7 at 843-595-8273 or request an estimate now.

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