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 out there. One of the first things, and perhaps the most critical, is to determine what size air conditioner you want to meet your home’s cooling requirements. Efficiency is often top of mind, but it’s also important to make sure you get the right 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 spending money on a system that is larger than you need. On the other hand, you don’t want to try and cut expenses by buying a smaller system and forcing it to work harder.

There are a variety of reasons you want to make sure to purchase the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the suitable humidity – Air conditioners not only support keeping your indoor temps 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 assist with the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy costs – While a system that is too small could still be able to keep up with cooling your home, you are making it work more regularly 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 provide savings moving forward.
  • Allowing accurate cycling – If you choose a system that is too large for your home, it will swiftly cool down your house and shut off, not letting your air conditioner to run through the proper cycling. This impacts 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 best sized air conditioner for your family. Finding the best size is just one of many considerations while shopping for air conditioners. Our team can help guide you through your options and examine your home and space to provide expertise into what will be the best selection for you. Give our experts a call at or you can visit us online to easily request an appointment.

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