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

You want to confirm you have an air conditioner that matches 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 hand, you don’t want to try and cut costs by buying a smaller system and forcing it to work harder.

There are several reasons you will want to make sure to purchase the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the proper humidity – Air conditioners not only support keeping your indoor space cool, but it also works to reduce humidity. If your system is outsized, odds are it will reach the desired temperature too quickly to aide in the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy costs – While a system that is too small might keep up with cooling your house, you are pushing it to work more regularly or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to help your energy bills. You may have saved on early costs for the equipment, but it won’t deliver savings moving forward.
  • Allowing appropriate cycling – If you pick a system that is too great for your home, it will quickly cool down your indoor space and shut off, not letting 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 us help you take the guesswork out of choosing the right air conditioner for you. Finding the appropriate size is just one of a lot of considerations while researching air conditioners. Our team can help walk you through your options and assess your home and space to provide expertise into what will be the best decision for you. Give us a call at 512-592-3072 or you can visit our website to easily request an appointment.

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