Why Sizing an Air Conditioner for Installation Is Crucial


Air conditioners are definitely not the kind of system that fits into a “one size fits all” category even if you are estimating the size of AC you need by using square footage. Also, the old adage, “bigger is better” is also not a good rule-of-thumb to use when purchasing a new air conditioning system. Your air conditioning installation in Phoenix should make your home as comfortable as you desire, and purchasing a system that is correctly sized is the first step toward accomplishing that. Since 1987, Worlock Air Conditioning has been helping customers in Phoenix, AZ with their air conditioning installations, including determining the right size of system for their properties.

What Happens with the Wrong-Sized Air Conditioner?

Your air conditioner can either be too big or too small, and each has its own set of problems:

Too Big

Part of what your air conditioner does when it cools your home is to remove the humidity. When your air conditioner is too big, it cools your home so quickly that it doesn’t have time to dehumidify it. This can leave your home feeling cool but clammy – not exactly the comfort you are looking for with an air conditioner. Other problems you can encounter when purchasing an air conditioner that is too big for your home are:

  • Frequent cycling because of cooling too fast
  • Loss of energy efficiency due to excessive cycling
  • Premature aging
  • Greater possibility of equipment breakdown

Too Small

The biggest issue you can encounter with an AC that is too small is inadequate cooling. Simply put, if the air conditioner is too small, it won’t have the power to cool your home as needed. Unfortunately, this can lead to other issues, such as:

  • Less energy efficiency
  • Premature wear-and-tear
  • Equipment breakdown

The reason for these problems comes from the system being stressed. A system that is constantly running in order to achieve the set temperature in your home is a system under stress. When an air conditioner runs for too long under stressful conditions, it can lead to early aging and breakdown. In addition, constant running means your AC is using a lot of electricity, which you’ll see in your monthly utility bills.

Get the Correct Sizing with an Expert

There are multiple factors that need to be considered when calculating exactly how much cooling your home needs; any missing or incorrect information could lead to a problem in determining what size of air conditioner will work best for your home. For almost 30 years, Worlock Air Conditioning has helped customers calculate exactly how much cooling they need for their properties. If you are planning a new air conditioning installation in Phoenix, AZ, call the experts who can help you: call Worlock Air Conditioning today.