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"Ask Adam" Adam has been in the HVAC industry for over 40 years. He has been involved in all aspects of the business from service to sales. His main interest is in customer comfort. Is Your A/C Sized Properly? Adam Kem, Owner Official Heating & Cooling Most people think that a central A/C system should cool the house in a similar way that your car cools you; you turn it on and almost instantly you have ice cold air. Unfortunately, central A/C systems are not designed to cool the house in- stantly. If they did, then you would have a very cold, clammy and uncomfortable home. A properly sized system should drop the temperature about 2-3 degrees per hour (depending on outside temperatures). Instead of focusing on the thermostat setting, the more im- portant consideration should be on overall comfort. The key to that is dehumidification. Your comfort level increases in direct proportion to the amount of humidity that is being re- moved. Oversizing results in short cycling and a cold, clammy home. Undersizing will definitely remove a lot of humidity but will be unable to maintain the desired temperature. The only way to guarantee proper performance is to do a load calculation on your home. This will give you a system that strikes a proper balance between temperature drop and de- humidification. Many of the newer A/C systems have multiple stages of cooling along with communicating thermostats all designed to maximize your comfort. If you have any HVAC questions, call me direct at 815-404-4634 or email adam@officialhvac.com One size A/C system does NOT fit all A Professional Load Calculation guarantees a perfect fit. Call foday for a FREE estimate! OFFICIAL Heating & Cooling 800-350-HVAC (4822) officialhvac.com EACTORY ALTHORIZED DEALER NATE Carrier BBB 4 Time A Honoree Sunso the eperts "Ask Adam" Adam has been in the HVAC industry for over 40 years. He has been involved in all aspects of the business from service to sales. His main interest is in customer comfort. Is Your A/C Sized Properly? Adam Kem, Owner Official Heating & Cooling Most people think that a central A/C system should cool the house in a similar way that your car cools you; you turn it on and almost instantly you have ice cold air. Unfortunately, central A/C systems are not designed to cool the house in- stantly. If they did, then you would have a very cold, clammy and uncomfortable home. A properly sized system should drop the temperature about 2-3 degrees per hour (depending on outside temperatures). Instead of focusing on the thermostat setting, the more im- portant consideration should be on overall comfort. The key to that is dehumidification. Your comfort level increases in direct proportion to the amount of humidity that is being re- moved. Oversizing results in short cycling and a cold, clammy home. Undersizing will definitely remove a lot of humidity but will be unable to maintain the desired temperature. The only way to guarantee proper performance is to do a load calculation on your home. This will give you a system that strikes a proper balance between temperature drop and de- humidification. Many of the newer A/C systems have multiple stages of cooling along with communicating thermostats all designed to maximize your comfort. If you have any HVAC questions, call me direct at 815-404-4634 or email adam@officialhvac.com One size A/C system does NOT fit all A Professional Load Calculation guarantees a perfect fit. Call foday for a FREE estimate! OFFICIAL Heating & Cooling 800-350-HVAC (4822) officialhvac.com EACTORY ALTHORIZED DEALER NATE Carrier BBB 4 Time A Honoree Sunso the eperts