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 review all the different options available. One of the first things, and perhaps the most significant, is to understand what size air conditioner you want to meet your home’s cooling requirements. Efficiency is often top of mind, but it’s just as important to make sure you get the appropriately sized system that will also work effectively.

You want to ensure you have an air conditioner that meets your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t paying for a system that is larger than you really need for your space. On the other side, 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 proper humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor air cool, but it also works to reduce humidity. If your system is too big, odds are it will reach the desired temperature too fast to aide in the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy bills – While a system that is too small may still be able to keep up with cooling your house, you are forcing it to work more often or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to be great for your energy costs. You may have saved on initial costs for the equipment, but it won’t provide savings moving forward.
  • Allowing proper cycling – If you pick a system that is too large for your house, it will rapidly cool down your house and shut off, not allowing your air conditioner to run through the proper cycling. This can also impact 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 picking the appropriate air conditioner for your home. Finding the appropriate size is just one of a lot of considerations while exploring air conditioners. Our team can help guide you through your options and evaluate your home and space to provide insight into what will be the best choice for you. Give our professionals a call at or you can go online to easily request an appointment.

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