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Is Your New AC Already Broken—Or Was It Sized Incorrectly?

Your air conditioner should easily last you for 15 years or longer with proper maintenance and care. If you have a fairly new air conditioner that is already causing problems and breaking down, that’s a big red flag. There’s a good chance that your air conditioner was not properly sized to meet your home’s cooling needs. 

It may be time to call for AC repair Grosse Point, MI and have our team check out the situation. If your air conditioner is not the correct size for your house, it will never be able to work correctly. Keep reading to learn more about why you want a just-right size AC for your home.

Why Size Matters

First, let’s talk about why size matters when it comes to your air conditioner. An AC that is too small will never be able to keep up with cooling your home and it will end up working around the clock. Even in doing so, you probably won’t see the results you want. Your home may never get as cool as you would like it to because there’s just not enough power.

An air conditioner that is too big for your home will have similar problems. It will turn on and off constantly because it is too powerful for your home. Since the unit is never able to complete a full cooling cycle, the humidity may not be removed from the air. As a result, your home can still feel warmer despite the extra power. Your AC may turn on and off frequently for cooling cycles, taking on more wear and tear than it should. 

Signs of a Mis-sized AC

If you notice any of the things that we listed above, like your AC running too frequently or having cooling cycles that last longer than about 20 minutes, you want to give us a call. You may also notice that no matter what you set the temperature to, your home is never as cool as you expect. Humidity levels may also be high.

Beyond these signs, wear and tear can lead to your AC making unusual sounds as it breaks down. Parts can also burn up if they take on wear and tear too fast, so pay attention to any burning smells coming from your air vents. If you are concerned about your air conditioner, give us a call and we can check it out. 

Choosing an AC Size

Air conditioner size is measured in BTUs, which is a standard calculation that offers the amount of power that the unit has to cool your home. Hotter climates naturally need more power to produce results compared to cooler climates. But your home’s square footage also plays a role. 

Our team takes these factors into consideration when calculating an AC size for your home. We can compare our calculations to your current air conditioner and determine whether it is too big or too small. Then, we can outline your options for addressing the size issue so that you can feel comfortable again. 

Contact Charter Home Comfort today to schedule an appointment with our professionals for all your AC needs. Old fashioned values with tech savvy results! 

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