What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are in the market for a new air conditioner, it can be intimidating to examine 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 demands. Efficiency is often top of mind, but it’s just as important to make sure you get the right sized system that will also work effectively.

You want to ensure you have an air conditioner that reaches your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t paying for a system that is larger than you need. On the other side, you don’t want to try and cut costs by buying a smaller system and forcing it to work harder.

There are a few reasons you want to make sure to find the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the appropriate humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor space cool, but it also works to reduce humidity. If your system is too large, probabilities are it will reach 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 utility bills. You may have saved on early costs for the equipment, but it won’t provide savings in coming months.
  • Allowing accurate cycling – If you select a system that is too great for your home, it will rapidly cool down your house and shut off, not letting 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 our professionals help you take the guesswork out of choosing the best sized air conditioner for you. Finding the best size is just one of several considerations while exploring air conditioners. Our team can help take you through your options and examine your home and space to provide expertise into what will be the best choice for you. Give our experts a call at or you can visit our website to easily request an appointment.

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