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 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 correctly sized system that will also work effectively.

You want to ensure 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 really need for your space. 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 will want to make sure to find the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the suitable humidity – Air conditioners not only aide in keeping your indoor temps cool, but it also works to reduce humidity. If your system is outsized, odds are it will reach the desired temperature too fast to assist with 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 forcing it to work more often 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 provide savings in coming months.
  • Allowing proper cycling – If you choose a system that is too great for your needs, it will swiftly cool down your indoor space 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 relentlessly.

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

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