What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are getting ready for a new air conditioner, it can be a little daunting to look at all the different options available. One of the first things, and perhaps the most critical, is to determine what size air conditioner you need to meet your home’s cooling requirements. Efficiency is often top of mind, but it’s just as important to make sure you get the correctly sized system that will also work effectively.

You want to make sure you have an air conditioner that reaches your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t throwing money at a system that is larger than you need. On the flip side, you don’t want to try and cut expenses by buying a smaller system and forcing it to work harder.

There are several reasons you should make sure to purchase the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the proper humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor air cool, but it also works to lessen humidity. If your system is too big, chances are it will get to the desired temperature too quickly to aide in the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy costs – While a system that is too small might keep up with cooling your indoor space, you are pushing it to work more regularly or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to help your energy bills. You may have saved on original costs for the equipment, but it won’t offer savings down the road.
  • Allowing proper cycling – If you choose a system that is too big for your house, it will swiftly cool down your house and shut off, not allowing 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 picking the appropriate air conditioner for you. Finding the correct size is just one of many considerations while exploring air conditioners. Our team can help take you through your options and examine your home and space to provide insight into what will be the best selection for you. Give our professionals a call at or you can visit our website to easily request an appointment.

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