When issues arise with your commercial HVAC system, you may not be thinking about its size. However, improper sizing is all too common, and it could be the reason for your uncomfortable building in Suwanee, GA. The following five signs will indicate that your system is the wrong size.
Long or Short Cycles
If your commercial HVAC system is too big or too small, it will run for too long. While an oversized commercial HVAC system will keep turning off and on to make small temperature adjustments, an undersized system won’t maintain a consistent temperature due to a lack of power. Both waste a lot of energy.
Commercial HVAC systems typically last around 15 years. A wrongly sized system will start breaking down too soon. While an oversized system will experience more wear and tear, an undersized system will need frequent repairs.
Inability to Achieve or Maintain Temperature
A few degrees can make a big difference in comfort. An oversized commercial HVAC system heats and cools too soon and then shuts off. An undersized one can’t get your building warm or cool enough.
Energy Bill Increases
It’s important to maintain a comfortable business, but you shouldn’t have to pay an exorbitant energy bill. If you’ve been getting several months of overly high energy bills, your commercial HVAC system could be the wrong size.
High Indoor Humidity
If you’re experiencing high humidity, that’s a sign your commercial HVAC system is too big. A normal cycle is 20 to 30 minutes, which dehumidifies the air. But an oversized commercial heating and cooling system achieves the desired temperature too quickly before turning off.
Unfortunately, a bigger commercial heating and cooling system doesn’t mean better energy efficiency. A smaller, less expensive system saves you money in the long run. The system must be properly sized for your building to keep everyone comfortable without using more power than necessary.
At Pruitt Heating & Air, Inc., we specialize in commercial heating and cooling systems. Call our service technicians to help you find the properly sized system replacement for your building.
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