Some people think that a bigger air conditioner is better. I mean, this is Texas. But no, that’s not actually the case.
If you have an oversized air conditioner in your home, it can’t run long enough to remove the humidity from the space. That will give you a cave effect – cool, but musty. I’ve actually opened a closet in a home with an oversized system and found mildew and other organic growth.
Your system is designed to run for a long period of time. If it’s sized properly, it’s basically going to run all day when it hits 100 degrees outside. It’s designed to run at 95/96 degrees, but it will keep you comfortable at 100 and 102.
When we come to your home, we’re going to do what’s called a manual j calculation, which is a complete analysis. We measure your windows, walls, square footage, and attic insulation. Your house tells us what size system it needs. You can’t go by the rule of thumb.
So, you’ve got to be careful. You don’t want to oversize, you don’t want to undersize. Humidity can cause organic growth in your system, which you’d be breathing if it were flowing through it. It’s going to create more condensation, and if that gets clogged up, you could have water damage.
Give us a call at 469-336-3435 or go to our website. Let us know what’s going on, and we can send a professional out to see exactly what’s happening and why you’re having a humidity issue.