What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are looking for a new air conditioner, it can be overwhelming to review all the different options out there. One of the first things, and perhaps the most important, 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 paying for a system that is larger than you actually need. On the other 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 appropriate humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor temps cool, but it also works to reduce humidity. If your system is outsized, chances are it will meet the desired temperature too quickly to assist with the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy costs – While a system that is too small may still be able to keep up with cooling your home, you are pushing it to work more often or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to be great for 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 select 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 relentlessly.

Let our professionals help you take the guesswork out of picking the appropriate 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 choice for you. Give our professionals a call at or you can visit us online to easily request an appointment.

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