What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are looking for a new air conditioner, it can be intimidating to look at all the different options available. One of the first things, and perhaps the most critical, is to identify 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 make sure 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 hand, you don’t want to try and cut expenses by buying a smaller system and pushing it to work harder.

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

  • Keeping the proper humidity – Air conditioners not only aide in keeping your indoor temps cool, but it also works to lessen humidity. If your system is too big, odds are it will meet the desired temperature too quickly to assist with the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining utility 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 help your energy bills. You may have saved on early costs for the equipment, but it won’t deliver savings in coming months.
  • Allowing appropriate cycling – If you pick a system that is too big for your house, 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 us help you take the guesswork out of picking the right air conditioner for you. Finding the appropriate size is just one of many considerations while shopping for 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 us a call at 502-785-8230 or you can go online to easily request an appointment.

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