Air Conditioning Units: Bigger Isn’t Better

When it comes to air conditioning units, bigger does not necessarily mean better. A common mistake people make is purchasing an air conditioner unit that’s too large for the space it’s meant to cool. While you want a unit that’s big enough to efficiently cool your home, having one that’s too large can cause its own set of issues. AC units are designed to run uninterrupted for long periods, during which time they can remove excess humidity while cooling your home. If the AC unit is too large, it will constantly stop and start, leading to a decreased lifespan for the unit and humidity problems inside your home. It’s important when choosing an air conditioning unit that you choose the right size for your space. An HVAC service professional can assist you in determining the size you require.


When talking about size in this case, what we mean isn’t the dimensions or weight of your air conditioning unit, but rather the tonnage. Tonnage refers to the amount of cooling that the air conditioner provides for the space in which it’s installed. There are a number of factors to take into consideration when calculating the tonnage needed to cool your space, and generally it’s best left to the professionals. A professional HVAC technician will look at not only your home’s square footage, but also the type of insulation you have, the number of people living in the household, the number of doors and windows in the home, and the number of appliances that give off heat.


A bigger air conditioning system is not always better – it can lead to a humid interior and high electricity bills. Would you like to learn more about the different types of air conditioners and how to choose the best one for your home or business? Call Jon Wayne Heating and Air today at 414-831-9500 for more information.

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