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 look at all the different options you can get. One of the first things, and perhaps the most critical, is to identify what size air conditioner you should get to meet your home’s cooling demands. 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 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 actually need. On the flip side, you don’t want to try and cut corners by buying a smaller system and pushing it to work harder.

There are a few reasons you should make sure to get the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the proper humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor temps cool, but it also works to decrease humidity. If your system is outsized, chances 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 house, you are pushing it to work more often or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to benefit your utility bills. You may have saved on original costs for the equipment, but it won’t offer savings moving forward.
  • Allowing appropriate cycling – If you choose a system that is too large for your house, it will quickly cool down your home and shut off, not allowing 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 constantly.

Let us help you take the guesswork out of choosing the appropriate air conditioner for your family. Finding the appropriate size is just one of many considerations while researching air conditioners. Our team can help walk you through your options and examine your home and space to provide guidance into what will be the best selection for you. Give our professionals a call at or you can visit our website to easily request an appointment.

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