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 a little daunting to look at all the different options available. One of the first things, and perhaps the most significant, is to understand what size air conditioner you should get 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 correctly sized system that will also work effectively.

You want to make sure you have an air conditioner that reaches your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t throwing money at a system that is larger than you need. On the flip side, you don’t want to try and cut costs by buying a smaller system and pushing it to work harder.

There are several reasons you should make sure to find the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the suitable humidity – Air conditioners not only support keeping your indoor temps cool, but it also works to lessen humidity. If your system is too large, chances are it will reach the desired temperature too quickly to aide in the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy bills – While a system that is too small could still be able to keep up with cooling your indoor space, you are making it work more often or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to help your utility bills. You may have saved on initial costs for the equipment, but it won’t offer savings down the road.
  • Allowing accurate cycling – If you select a system that is too big for your needs, it will swiftly cool down your home 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 experts help you take the guesswork out of selecting the appropriate air conditioner for your family. Finding the best size is just one of several considerations while researching 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 choice for you. Give us a call at or you can visit our website to easily request an appointment.

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