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An Oversized HVAC Is Not Helpful

When your HVAC is too large for your home, it can cause cycling problems. When you move to a new place or are looking to replace your unit, make sure your system is a good fit for the size and layout of your home.

Checking For Oversized HVAC Equipment

Having an oversized piece of heating and cooling equipment can be just as big an issue as having an undersized one. Too small and your home will get too hot, too large and your HVAC might short cycle. Your home needs a unit that's just right.

How to check for oversized HVAC equipment

  • See if the setpoint temperature matches the room temperature.

  • Check when your system turns on and off. Most digital thermostats are factory set to run the system 6 cycles per hour. If your system turns on and off more often than every 10 minutes, your system might be oversized.

There are other reasons why a furnace or air conditioner might short cycle. Consider issues for a furnace or air conditioner that keeps turning on and off to rule out an oversized system.

What to Do if Your HVAC Equipment Is Oversized

In order to control the temperature in your home, you'll need a system that fits. Have an HVAC expert visit to assess your home's needs to help determine the best way forward.

NOTE: This content is for informational purposes only, and HomeX and its affiliates disclaim all liability related to it. If you decide to perform any tasks based on this information, you assume all risks, including the risk of loss or damage to property or personal injury.

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