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 important, 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 appropriately sized system that will also work effectively.

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

  • Keeping the appropriate 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 reach the desired temperature too fast to address the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy bills – While a system that is too small may still be able to keep up with cooling your house, you are forcing it to work more frequently or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to help your energy bills. You may have saved on initial costs for the equipment, but it won’t deliver savings in coming months.
  • Allowing appropriate cycling – If you pick a system that is too large for your house, it will swiftly cool down your house and shut off, not letting your air conditioner to run through the proper cycling. This can also impact 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 your home. Finding the best size is just one of a lot of 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 decision for you. Give our experts a call at or you can go online to easily request an appointment.

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