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Blog Title: Getting Right Size of Air Conditioners

Main Que: How important is it to get the right size of heating and cooling equipment?

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  • Query By: JESSICA LEWIS (Baltimore, MD)
  • Date: 04/29/2013

Answer: Sizing HVAC equipment is very important from the standpoints of both comfort and energy use. Heating and cooling equipment that are over-capacity will not run as frequently or as long when it does run. In both cases, this may mean poor humidity control. It could also result in temperature variations or noticeable cycling. Over-capacity equipment will not be as energy efficient as properly matched capacity either. On the other hand, equipment that is under-sized, will obviously result in loss of comfort during temperature extremes.

  • Replied By: DAVE ACOSTA (Jacksonville, FL)
  • Replied Date: 04/23/2013