What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are getting ready for a new air conditioner, it can be a little daunting to look at 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 should get 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 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 really need for your space. On the other side, you don’t want to try and cut costs by buying a smaller system and pushing it to work harder.

There are a variety of reasons you should make sure to find the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the proper humidity – Air conditioners not only support keeping your indoor air cool, but it also works to reduce humidity. If your system is outsized, chances are it will meet the desired temperature too quickly to aide in the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy costs – 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 regularly or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to be great for your energy bills. You may have saved on initial costs for the equipment, but it won’t provide savings in coming months.
  • Allowing proper cycling – If you select a system that is too great for your needs, it will rapidly cool down your home 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 relentlessly.

Let our professionals help you take the guesswork out of picking the best sized air conditioner for you. Finding the correct 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 guidance into what will be the best choice for you. Give our professionals a call at 866-397-3787 or you can visit our website to easily request an appointment.

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