What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are getting ready for a new air conditioner, it can be intimidating to examine all the different options you can get. One of the first things, and perhaps the most important, 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 appropriately 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 actually need. On the flip 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 should 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 decrease humidity. If your system is too large, probabilities are it will reach the desired temperature too fast to aide in the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy costs – While a system that is too small may still be able to keep up with cooling your indoor space, you are pushing it to work more regularly or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to be great for 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 choose a system that is too great for your needs, it will quickly 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 constantly.

Let us help you take the guesswork out of choosing the best sized air conditioner for your home. Finding the best size is just one of several considerations while researching 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 decision for you. Give us a call at 386-310-2061 or you can visit our website to easily request an appointment.

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