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 available. One of the first things, and perhaps the most important, 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 spending money on a system that is larger than you need. On the other side, you don’t want to try and cut corners by buying a smaller system and pushing it to work harder.

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

  • Keeping the appropriate humidity – Air conditioners not only support keeping your indoor temps cool, but it also works to reduce humidity. If your system is outsized, chances are it will meet 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 home, you are pushing it to work more often or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to benefit your energy bills. You may have saved on original costs for the equipment, but it won’t provide savings down the road.
  • Allowing proper cycling – If you choose a system that is too big for your house, 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 selecting the appropriate air conditioner for your family. Finding the best size is just one of a lot of considerations while researching air conditioners. Our team can help guide 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 251-202-7503 or you can visit our website to easily request an appointment.

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