What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are getting ready 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 determine what size air conditioner you should get to meet your home’s cooling needs. 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 other 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 want to 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, odds are it will meet the desired temperature too fast to aide in the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining utility 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 frequently or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to be great for your energy bills. You may have saved on early costs for the equipment, but it won’t provide savings moving forward.
  • Allowing accurate cycling – If you select a system that is too big for your home, it will swiftly cool down your indoor space 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 appropriate size is just one of several considerations while exploring air conditioners. Our team can help take you through your options and assess your home and space to provide expertise into what will be the best choice for you. Give our experts a call at 817-380-5647 or you can visit our website to easily request an appointment.

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