What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are looking for a new air conditioner, it can be a little daunting to look at all the different options out there. One of the first things, and perhaps the most critical, is to determine what size air conditioner you need to meet your home’s cooling requirements. Efficiency is often top of mind, but just as important is making 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 spending money on a system that is larger than you need. On the flip side, you don’t want to try and cut corners by buying a smaller system and driving it to work harder.

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

  • Keeping the proper humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor temps cool, but it also works to decrease humidity. If your system is outsized, chances are it will reach the desired temperature too fast to assist with the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy costs – While a system that is too small might keep up with cooling your house, you are pushing it to work more often or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to help your energy costs. You may have saved on early costs for the equipment, but it won’t offer savings in coming months.
  • Allowing accurate cycling – If you choose a system that is too great for your needs, it will swiftly cool down your house and shut off, not permitting 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 picking the right 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 our professionals a call at 901-235-1196 or you can visit us online to easily request an appointment.

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