What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are in the market for a new air conditioner, it can be overwhelming to examine all the different options you can get. One of the first things, and perhaps the most significant, is to identify what size air conditioner you want to meet your home’s cooling demands. Efficiency is often top of mind, but just as important is making sure you get the right sized system that will also work effectively.

You want to make sure you have an air conditioner that matches your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t throwing money at a system that is larger than you really need for your space. On the other hand, you don’t want to try and cut costs by buying a smaller system and driving it to work harder.

There are several reasons you want to make sure to get the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the proper humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor space cool, but it also works to lessen humidity. If your system is too large, probabilities are it will get to the desired temperature too rapidly to address the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy costs – While a system that is too small might keep up with cooling your indoor space, you are making it work more regularly or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to help your energy bills. You may have saved on early costs for the equipment, but it won’t provide savings moving forward.
  • Allowing proper cycling – If you pick a system that is too large for your house, it will swiftly cool down your house and shut off, not permitting your air conditioner to run through the proper cycling. This also affects your energy bills, because your air conditioner will be turning on and off relentlessly.

Let us help you take the guesswork out of selecting the best sized air conditioner for your home. Finding the correct size is just one of many considerations while researching air conditioners. Our team can help take you through your options and examine your home and space to provide guidance into what will be the best selection for you. Give our professionals a call at or you can go online to easily request an appointment.

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