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 review all the different options available. One of the first things, and perhaps the most critical, is to understand 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 appropriately sized system that will also work effectively.

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

There are a few reasons you will want to make sure to purchase 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 outsized, odds are it will reach the desired temperature too fast to aide in the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy costs – While a system that is too small may still be able to keep up with cooling your house, you are pushing it to work more regularly 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 deliver savings moving forward.
  • Allowing proper cycling – If you pick a system that is too great for your home, it will rapidly cool down your home 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 our professionals help you take the guesswork out of choosing the right 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 expertise into what will be the best decision for you. Give us a call at or you can visit our website to easily request an appointment.

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