If you’re fortunate enough to live in a city like Toronto, you’ll know all too well how the climate can change from one day to the next. That’s why to combat the elements, you need a good heating and air conditioning system. But don’t run out and buy the biggest one you can find – they’re not always the best.

Heating and Air Conditioning – Is Bigger Better?

There are several examples that you can find that suggest when it comes to heating and air conditioning, plumping for the biggest size isn’t always the most effective choice you can make. Let’s look at why that might be the case with air conditioning units first.

Problems of Big Air Conditioning Units :

1. Ineffective and Uncomfortable Humidity Control

As you know, your air con unit not only helps to cool down your room through the cool air, but it dries the air out too as it’s running, reducing humidity levels and keeping you more comfortable. If you get a large air conditioning unit installed in your Toronto house, whilst it’ll cool down your room in a short amount of time, you’ll find that the unit won’t be running long enough to fully remove the humidity from the air – leaving you wet, sticky and uncomfortable, which is not a problem you might have had with your older, smaller unit.

2.  More Mold

As you just read above, a larger unit can lead to greater humidity in your home – which is the perfect breeding ground for fungus. If you’re running a large unit then it won’t be long until you’ll see mold creeping up your walls and roof, which is unsightly at best and could cause structural damage at worst.

3.  Noisy

Whilst a colder room might be more conducive to a good night’s sleep, the constant droning of the unit certainly isn’t. An upgrade in size is almost always an upgrade in volume, so take that into account.

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Problems with Large Heating Units

1. Energy Eaters

Whilst a larger heating unit might help to keep you toasty, you’ll be paying through the roof for such a privilege. Simply put, the fact that the furnace’s output doesn’t match the demand means that the constant cycling on and off will end up costing you a fortune on energy bills – not to mention the greater initial financial outlay in purchasing a bigger unit.

2. The Heater isn’t the Problem

Time after time, we see people spending a small fortune on buying a new heating or air conditioning model, only for it to have little to no effect when it comes to the temperature of the house. That’s because a heating system is only one of many factors when it comes to heating your home. For example, you might have a powerful, fancy new heating system – but if your home lacks basic insulation in the walls, roof, or windows then you’re still going to continue to lose large amounts of heat in these places. Consider your existing insulation situation before you address a “problem” that doesn’t need addressing – you’ll be saving yourself time and money.

Size Doesn’t Always Matter for Heating and Air Conditioning

Tempting though it might be, in the middle of a harsh winter or blazing summer, to go out to the nearest store and buy the biggest heating or air conditioning unit they have on sale, you might want to consider the effects it will have on your home first. It could cause problems that you didn’t have before or not work how you’d expect it to, and you don’t want to be paying for that privilege. We recommend consulting a Toronto HVAC company while you are planning to install a new air conditioner (AC unit) or get the old furnace repaired or serviced

 Contact Toronto Heating And Air Conditioning Company Tropic Air to learn more