bigger-is-not-betterMany homeowners hope more powerful equipment will do a better job. Unfortunately, this is a common misconception.  

While too small isn’t acceptable, too big can be much, much worse. Most homeowners who buy a larger unit regret their decision.  An oversized heating & cooling system leads to:

  • Higher Utility Bills
  • More Breakdowns & Repair Bills
  • Uneven Temperatures
  • Uncomfortable Summertime Humidity
  • Increased Noise
  • Greater Duct Leakage
  • Increased Mold, Dust Mites and Allergies

If you were unhappy with your old unit, don’t just assume you need a bigger one. It’s rare to find a unit that actually is undersized. More often, the real problem is a weak duct system, air leaks, missing insulation, or inadequate maintenance.  


Invest the time to uncover and the real causes of poor performance.  Then, ensure your new equipment is sized correctly. Manufacturers make seven different sizes of air conditioners and furnaces for good reason. This common sense approach will give you the most comfort, the lowest utility and repair bills, and the healthiest indoor air.


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