What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are getting ready 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 needs. 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 expenses by buying a smaller system and forcing it to work harder.

There are a variety of reasons you want to make sure to get 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 outsized, odds are it will get to the desired temperature too fast to assist with the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining utility 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 help your utility bills. You may have saved on early costs for the equipment, but it won’t provide savings in coming months.
  • Allowing accurate cycling – If you select a system that is too great for your needs, 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 our professionals help you take the guesswork out of choosing the right air conditioner for your family. Finding the best 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 decision for you. Give our experts a call at 405-432-2197 or you can visit our website to easily request an appointment.

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