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 available. One of the first things, and perhaps the most significant, is to determine what size air conditioner you want to meet your home’s cooling needs. Efficiency is often top of mind, but just as important is making sure you get the right sized system that will also work effectively.

You want to make sure you have an air conditioner that meets your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t spending money on a system that is larger than you really need for your space. On the flip side, you don’t want to try and cut costs by buying a smaller system and forcing it to work harder.

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

  • Keeping the appropriate humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor space cool, but it also works to decrease humidity. If your system is too big, chances are it will reach the desired temperature too fast to aide in the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining utility bills – While a system that is too small might keep up with cooling your house, you are making it work more frequently 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 provide savings down the road.
  • Allowing appropriate cycling – If you pick a system that is too big for your house, it will quickly cool down your house and shut off, not allowing 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 all the time.

Let us help you take the guesswork out of picking the right air conditioner for you. Finding the appropriate size is just one of a lot of considerations while exploring air conditioners. Our team can help walk you through your options and evaluate your home and space to provide insight into what will be the best decision for you. Give our professionals a call at 843-410-6103 or you can visit us online to easily request an appointment.

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