For A/C, bigger isn’t always better

Choosing the right-sized air conditioning system for your home is crucial, not only for overall energy efficiency, but for your comfort needs as well. That’s why MTB Mechanical comes to you armed with technical knowledge — and the ability to translate important technical language like “load calculations” and “R values” into understandable terms.

While you’re making your appointment with us, here are some tips that will help you with the decision-making process:

Your A/C not only cools but also dehumidifies your home. 

If your A/C unit is too big for your space, you risk it reaching your thermostat temperature too quickly. While this may sound great for quick comfort, it does not take into consideration the importance of maintaining proper humidity levels. Modern HVAC systems are designed not only to cool your home, but to control indoor humidity as well. 

Proper sizing means optimal cycling. 

If your A/C unit is too large, it will cool your home quickly, then immediately shut off. Unfortunately, this does not allow for proper cycling, causing your unit to turn on and off more often than it should. Not only is this inefficient, it can also wear out parts faster. Repairs down the road can add up, so let us help you choose the best size for your home and your comfort needs.

A smaller system may have to work too hard. 

On the opposite end of the spectrum, if your A/C system is too small, it will need to work harder to cool your home. While the upfront savings may seem nice at first, a unit that is too small can cost you more money in the long run.

Call MTB today and we’ll help you navigate A/C system efficiency, sizing and costs. You’ll end up with a unit that lasts, performing as you should expect – and sized just right for your needs.