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Four Signs Your HVAC System Is too Small for Your Home

Your HVAC system is essential for heating and cooling your home as needed. However, a problem with your HVAC system could mean it is undersized. Here are four signs that your HVAC system is too small for your home.

1. Unit Continues Running

Heating and cooling systems that are properly sized to your home will automatically shut off when your desired temperature is reached. When a space needs to reach that temperature again, the HVAC system turns back on. If your HVAC system is too small for your home, it may never reach the desired temperature and shut off. Therefore, the unit continues to run because it is working to reach that temperature. The problem with a continuously running unit is that it constantly uses energy to work.

2. Inconsistent Temperature

You may notice that the temperature is not the same throughout your home, and this is a sign that your HVAC system is too small. A smaller unit is unable to heat or cool your entire home, so your desired temperature does not reach every room. Inconsistent temperatures are more noticeable in the rooms that are farthest from your unit.

3. Inaccurate Temperature

During certain seasons, you most likely set your HVAC system to reach a comfortable temperature. However, a unit that never reaches the correct temperature is a sign that your HVAC system is not powerful enough to heat or cool your home. You may notice your home is still a bit warm in the summer and cool in the winter. This is because your HVAC system is too small to reach the temperature you need to create a comfortable climate.

4. High Energy Bills

When your HVAC system has to work harder to heat or cool your home, it uses more energy than necessary. Your HVAC system is overworking itself to reach your desired temperature, but it can never get to that temperature because it is undersized. When you add in the fact that your unit is continuously running to reach that temperature, your energy bills are sure to increase over time.

You never want an undersized, overworking HVAC system to put a damper on both your home and your wallet. This is why it is important to ensure your traditional or ductless HVAC system is the right size for your home.

If you are a resident of Dothan who needs to install a ductless HVAC system that fits your home, be sure to contact our team at Prime HVAC today.