Being a homeowner in South Florida has its perks. The beaches, warm weather and sunshine year-round are at the top of the list. But sometimes the warm weather can become overwhelming. If your AC isn’t large enough to cool your home, you’ll feel the effects of it instantly.
There are lots of reasons why your air conditioner may not be cooling correctly. But in this blog post we’ll review four of the most common signs that your AC is too small.
1. Your Energy Bills are High Each Month
The most painful aspect of having an air conditioning unit would more than likely be the strain on your wallet from an abnormally high energy bill.
AC systems that aren’t working at their best can cause inconsistent–not to mention high–electric bills.
That’s why it’s important for your AC unit to run efficiently. And one of the most important factors in that is for it to be the right size for the space it’s cooling.
If your energy bills are too high for your liking, the size of your air conditioner could be the culprit.
2. Your System Never Stops Running
Just like a well-oiled machine, your AC system needs to be the right size for your home. Typically, AC units run in cycles that last approximately 15 to 20 minutes. This cycle is supposed to keep your home at the desired temperature, remove excess moisture, and turn itself off before running through the cycle again.
If your AC system is working extra hard, it may not have the power to keep a consistently comfortable temperature. As the AC system runs, your energy bill follows suit.
3. Temperatures different in each room
Having an undersized AC can lead to different temperatures in each room.
You can easily figure this out by checking each room for inconsistencies.
Does your living room feel warmer than your bedroom? Or is there that one room in your home that always seems to be too cold or too hot?
A few issues could cause this, but having an undersized AC system will make it hard to keep the entire home cold in this Florida Sunshine.
4. Does your home feel Humid?
Last but not least, does your home feel humid?
The primary goal of having an air conditioning system is to keep your home a comfortable temperature and to remove excess moisture.
If your AC system is too small, it likely won’t be strong enough to clear moisture from your home.
There are a couple things you can do if this is happening. One, you could buy a dehumidifier. And two, you can call a local HVAC technician to come to your home to fix the problem. If you have to wait for your appointment, you may want to try option one in the meantime.
Contact Engineered Air for your Air Conditioning Needs in Florida
So what’s the solution to knowing whether or not your AC system is undersized, perfect or too large?
Contact us at Engineered Air. We’ve been providing premier HVAC services to South Florida since 2003. We’ll be able to find you the right size air conditioner for your home so you can live comfortably all year round.
Call us today at 855-830-2292 or schedule an appointment online.