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 requirements. Efficiency is often top of mind, but it’s just as important to make sure you get the right sized system that will also work effectively.

You want to confirm you have an air conditioner that meets 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 purchase 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 decrease 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 frequently or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to help your energy bills. You may have saved on original costs for the equipment, but it won’t deliver savings moving forward.
  • Allowing appropriate cycling – If you select a system that is too large for your needs, it will quickly 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 best size is just one of several considerations while exploring 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 us a call at or you can go online to easily request an appointment.

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