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 look at all the different options out there. One of the first things, and perhaps the most significant, is to determine what size air conditioner you want to meet your home’s cooling requirements. 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 throwing money at a system that is larger than you really need for your space. On the other side, you don’t want to try and cut costs by buying a smaller system and driving it to work harder.

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

  • Keeping the appropriate humidity – Air conditioners not only aide in keeping 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 quickly to aide in the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy bills – While a system that is too small might keep up with cooling your house, you are making it work more frequently or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to benefit your energy bills. You may have saved on early costs for the equipment, but it won’t offer savings down the road.
  • Allowing appropriate cycling – If you choose a system that is too large 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 also affects your energy bills, because your air conditioner will be turning on and off all the time.

Let our experts help you take the guesswork out of selecting the appropriate air conditioner for your family. Finding the best size is just one of many considerations while exploring air conditioners. Our team can help take you through your options and assess your home and space to provide insight into what will be the best selection for you. Give us a call at or you can go online to easily request an appointment.

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