Birmingham, Alabama, can get blistering hot in the summer, which is why you need to have a superb air conditioner to make it through the season comfortably. If your air conditioner is too small for your home, you’ll be able to recognize it by observing the following signs.

It Never Gets Cold

This is probably the biggest complaint you could have about your AC;  it simply doesn’t work. No matter how low you turn down the thermostat, if your home temperature never drops under 79 degrees, the AC is probably having a lot of trouble cooling down your entire space. The air conditioner might also run nonstop in an effort to reach your desired temperature, rather than running in 20-minute cycles as normal systems do.

Your Energy Bills Are Skyrocketing

Because your AC never shuts down in a futile effort to reach your desired temperature, you’ll notice a big spike in your monthly utility bill. If your bill has seemed high for a while, compare what you pay with neighbors or friends that have homes of a similar size. This should give you a good benchmark for what your bill should be.

It’s Too Humid

Other than cooling down blazing hot temperatures, an air conditioner also works to bring down humidity levels in your space. So, if you notice the air feeling moist, that’s a definite indicator that your AC might not be powerful enough to remove all the moisture from your rooms. Paired with the hot temperatures, this might be enough to make your home feel uncomfortably sticky. 

So what can you do about having an air conditioner that’s too small for your home? Upgrade it, of course. 

Total Comfort Heating and Air proudly offer a wide selection of AC systems, all designed to provide the coolest temperatures with the highest efficiency. We can even install a ductless air conditioner. To learn more, give us a call today at (205) 259-5164.

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