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Oversized Air Conditioners: Why Bigger is Not Always Better

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Heating And Air Conditioning Training Group


Air conditioners come in many different capacities in order to meet the needs of different sized homes. But there’s a common misunderstanding that you can choose from a variety of different sizes depending on your preferences and budget, and that a bigger air conditioner will be better for your home. The truth is that every home should be matched with an air conditioner of a specific size, and installing an air conditioner that’s too large can lead to many negative consequences. Today we’re going to talk about why some homes have systems that are too powerful and the problems associated with oversized air conditioners!


Why are oversized air conditioners common?


Even though there are many problems with oversized air conditioners (as you’ll see below), they can still be found in many homes in the St. Louis area. The problem can almost always be traced back to a low-quality contractor doing the installation. If you choose to work with a low-cost, low quality-contractor, they might not have the training and experience required to properly size an air conditioner, or they might simply be trying to sell the most expensive system that they have.

A high-quality contractor like Jerry Kelly will perform a load calculation on your home in order to determine exactly what capacity of air conditioner would work best. We know that size is very important when installing new systems, and we take great care in making sure your air conditioner is not too big or too small for your home.


The problems with oversized air conditioners



If you have any questions about an oversized air conditioner, or if you’d like a cooling system serviced or installed in your home, contact Jerry Kelly, your St. Louis air conditioning contractor. We provide service all over the St. Louis area, including towns like Maryland Heights, O’Fallon and St. Charles, MO.


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