What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are looking for a new air conditioner, it can be overwhelming to look at all the different options out there. One of the first things, and perhaps the most critical, is to determine what size air conditioner you should get to meet your home’s cooling needs. 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 confirm you have an air conditioner that matches your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t spending money on a system that is larger than you really need for your space. On the other side, you don’t want to try and cut expenses by buying a smaller system and forcing it to work harder.

There are a variety of reasons you should make sure to get the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the appropriate humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor air cool, but it also works to lessen humidity. If your system is outsized, odds are it will meet 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 indoor space, you are pushing it to work more often or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to be great for your energy costs. You may have saved on initial costs for the equipment, but it won’t provide savings moving forward.
  • Allowing proper cycling – If you pick a system that is too great for your needs, it will swiftly cool down your house and shut off, not letting your air conditioner to run through the proper cycling. This impacts your energy bills, because your air conditioner will be turning on and off relentlessly.

Let our professionals help you take the guesswork out of choosing the appropriate air conditioner for your home. Finding the appropriate size is just one of several considerations while exploring air conditioners. Our team can help walk you through your options and evaluate your home and space to provide guidance into what will be the best selection for you. Give our professionals a call at 469-250-0932 or you can go online to easily request an appointment.

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