can you 'boost' a compressor/air handler system
We replaced our compressor and air handler unit last summer. We were advised by a few different contractors to go from a 5 ton unit to 3 ton, since we were going from 1 zone to 2. The 5 ton unit left the house very humid and cycled on and off frequently. The 3 ton unit has really controlled the humidity. However, it seems to take a very, very long time to cool the space. I don't think they took into consideration 2 skylights which pull alot of light/heat and an open staircase in the entrance hall where alot of air drops. I think the unit is undersized, and we prob should have had at least a 3.5 ton unit.
I have heard people say there is a way to "boost" the power of the unit. Is this possible? How does that work...and what type of expense can i be looking at? Our equipment is buy Trane. Thanks!