Gibson Heating & Cooling Blog: Archive for June, 2021

Why an Air Conditioner Can Be Too Powerful for a Home

Monday, June 7th, 2021

Good brand, pretty design, and the right color to match the interior – these are the primary features homeowners consider when buying a new air conditioner for their homes. However, the right capacity, which is often overlooked, is more vital for the efficiency of the system.

When it comes to choosing the right capacity or power of the AC, the common idea is to opt for a larger one. More capacity means better cooling – it is a general idea, but technically it is a flawed concept. Getting an AC with more capacity does not mean better or instant cooling; rather, an otherwise efficient, high-quality air conditioning system may fail to perform if installed in a space that is smaller for its capacity.

Yes, an air conditioner can be too powerful for a home, and while deciding the capacity, you should not opt for a larger one than necessary. At the same time, if you get an AC with less capacity than required, it will also impact the overall performance. So, getting the right AC size is vital.

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