What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are getting ready for a new air conditioner, it can be intimidating to examine all the different options available. One of the first things, and perhaps the most significant, is to identify 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 appropriately 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 really need for your space. 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 will want to make sure to get the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the suitable humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor air cool, but it also works to reduce humidity. If your system is too big, probabilities are it will get to the desired temperature too fast to address the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy costs – While a system that is too small may 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 help your utility bills. You may have saved on original costs for the equipment, but it won’t deliver savings down the road.
  • Allowing proper cycling – If you choose a system that is too large for your home, it will rapidly cool down your home and shut off, not letting your air conditioner to run through the proper cycling. This can also impact your energy bills, because your air conditioner will be turning on and off relentlessly.

Let our experts help you take the guesswork out of selecting the best sized air conditioner for your home. Finding the appropriate size is just one of several considerations while exploring air conditioners. Our team can help walk you through your options and examine your home and space to provide insight into what will be the best selection for you. Give our experts a call at 315-313-6531 or you can visit us online to easily request an appointment.

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