If your air conditioner can’t keep up, the issue could be that it isn’t the proper size for your home. Many factors, besides the square footage, affect the size that you need. The following factors could indicate that it’s time for an air conditioning upgrade in your Henderson, KY, home.

Room Volume

Some people make the mistake of basing the calculation for the size of an air conditioner on the square footage of the home. However, your home is not a flat surface, and you need to use the total volume of the house in cubic feet to determine the size of the unit. In addition, features like vaulted ceilings or an open-plan space can affect the size calculation.

Maintenance Factors

If your air conditioner isn’t cooling properly, it might need some preventive maintenance to get it back to cooling properly. However, if that doesn’t do it, then it might be time for a larger unit. If you have added onto your home or done renovations that have changed the airflow patterns, then it might be time to have the old system evaluated.

Construction and Environmental Factors

The age of your home, the effectiveness of the insulation, and how well it is sealed can affect the size of the air conditioner that you need. If your house gets a lot of sunshine or has a lot of southern windows, then you might need a bigger unit to keep up. The amount of humidity in the air also affects the size and type of air conditioner that you need.

The best person to call to determine the right size air conditioner for your home is a professional. Call OnTIME Service for your air conditioning installation needs. We can help determine the size of the system needed for your home.

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