What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are getting ready for a new air conditioner, it can be overwhelming to look at all the different options available. One of the first things, and perhaps the most significant, is to identify 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 right sized system that will also work effectively.

You want to confirm you have an air conditioner that reaches 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 hand, you don’t want to try and cut expenses by buying a smaller system and driving it to work harder.

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

  • Keeping the suitable humidity – Air conditioners not only aide in keeping your indoor temps cool, but it also works to decrease humidity. If your system is outsized, chances are it will get to the desired temperature too quickly to address the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy bills – While a system that is too small might keep up with cooling your indoor space, you are forcing it to work more regularly or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to be great for your energy bills. You may have saved on original costs for the equipment, but it won’t provide savings moving forward.
  • Allowing proper cycling – If you choose a system that is too large for your needs, it will quickly cool down your house 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 relentlessly.

Let us help you take the guesswork out of selecting the appropriate air conditioner for your family. Finding the appropriate size is just one of a lot of considerations while researching air conditioners. Our team can help walk 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 us online to easily request an appointment.

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