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 review all the different options out there. One of the first things, and perhaps the most critical, is to understand what size air conditioner you should get to meet your home’s cooling requirements. Efficiency is often top of mind, but just as important is making 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 paying for 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 purchase the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the appropriate humidity – Air conditioners not only support keeping your indoor space cool, but it also works to lessen humidity. If your system is outsized, odds 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 indoor space, you are pushing it to work more frequently or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to help 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 allowing your air conditioner to run through the proper cycling. This impacts 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 appropriate air conditioner for your home. Finding the appropriate size is just one of several considerations while researching air conditioners. Our team can help guide you through your options and evaluate 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 us online to easily request an appointment.

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