Oversized HVAC Equipment: 5 Reasons Why It’s A Problem

As we’ve touched on in the past, the HVAC system has become a problem source for home efficiency, and oversized HVAC equipment is a problem with consequences that, perhaps, are not being adequately communicated. Here are five reasons why oversized HVAC equipment is no good: 1. Dollars & Cents Oversized HVAC equipment has a higher initial cost and costs more to operate. That’s because the system runs in short bursts, which is about as inefficient as the rush hour stop-and-go routine is on your car’s fuel mileage. Longer run times reduce cycle losses and bolster efficiency. It’s also just plain hard on your stuff. An oversized compressor is destined for a short life. 2. Comfort Oversized equipment causes temperature swings. Shorter cycles leave your system playing catch-up—particularly along the perimeter of your home—because, by the time your thermostat feels the change in temperature, the temperature has dropped or risen several… Continue reading