What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are in the market for a new air conditioner, it can be intimidating to look at all the different options out there. One of the first things, and perhaps the most important, is to identify what size air conditioner you should get 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 make sure you have an air conditioner that matches your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t spending money on a system that is larger than you actually need. On the other hand, you don’t want to try and cut costs by buying a smaller system and driving it to work harder.

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

  • Keeping the appropriate humidity – Air conditioners not only aide in keeping your indoor air cool, but it also works to lessen humidity. If your system is too large, odds are it will get to the desired temperature too quickly to assist with the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy bills – While a system that is too small might keep up with cooling your home, you are pushing it to work more frequently or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to be great for your utility bills. 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 home, it will rapidly cool down your house and shut off, not permitting your air conditioner to run through the proper cycling. This impacts 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 selecting the right air conditioner for your family. Finding the appropriate size is just one of several considerations while exploring air conditioners. Our team can help take you through your options and evaluate your home and space to provide expertise into what will be the best choice for you. Give our experts a call at or you can visit our website to easily request an appointment.

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