Bigger is better, right? Not always. A big, tough guy truck isn’t ideal when you’re trying to pull through the drive-thru, just as a larger engine isn’t going to do you any favors if it’s attached to a dinky little jalopy. In that same vein lies the misconception that a large central air conditioning system is going to mean a whole lot of comfort. Admittedly, having a single window-mounted a/c unit isn’t going to make much of a difference in a big 2-story house. Sure, the room it’s attached to will be undoubtedly comfortable – but the rest of the house, will barely benefit. With that in mind, it’s not so simple as to think that a larger air conditioning system is the way to go. Like I said earlier, that’s not consistently the case! Rather than thinking “big”, you should consider “smart”! Enter the conventional central a/c, which is built to circulate hot indoor air to the outside while cool indoor air is generated inside. While the central a/c is often the most well-rounded choice, a big unit can surprisingly make your dwelling uncomfortable. A larger, more powerful air conditioning system will cycle on and off quickly, so the unit will be on for only a little while. Yes, this will cool the building down quickly, however hardly any humidity will be removed! Basically, this will just make the home cool, but it will remain damp too, which could be just as bad – if not worse – than a house that’s too warm. A big a/c works well in conjunction with a dehumidifier running in the house constantly. At that point, the energy usage will be incredibly high though, as reflected by your utility bill at the end of the month. Like I said, believe smarter, not larger!