What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

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

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

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

  • Keeping the appropriate humidity – Air conditioners not only aide in keeping your indoor temps cool, but it also works to decrease humidity. If your system is too large, probabilities are it will reach the desired temperature too rapidly to address the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy bills – While a system that is too small could still be able to keep up with cooling your house, you are making it work more regularly or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to be great for your utility bills. You may have saved on original costs for the equipment, but it won’t offer savings moving forward.
  • Allowing appropriate cycling – If you select a system that is too great for your needs, it will swiftly cool down your home and shut off, not allowing your air conditioner to run through the proper cycling. This can also impact your energy bills, because your air conditioner will be turning on and off constantly.

Let our professionals help you take the guesswork out of selecting the best sized air conditioner for you. Finding the appropriate 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 guidance into what will be the best choice for you. Give our experts a call at or you can visit us online to easily request an appointment.

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