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 overwhelming to look at all the different options you can get. One of the first things, and perhaps the most important, is to identify 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 confirm 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 other side, you don’t want to try and cut corners by buying a smaller system and pushing it to work harder.

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

  • Keeping the proper humidity – Air conditioners not only support keeping your indoor air cool, but it also works to lessen humidity. If your system is too big, odds are it will meet 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 indoor space, you are pushing it to work more often or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to be great for your energy costs. You may have saved on early costs for the equipment, but it won’t offer savings in coming months.
  • Allowing appropriate cycling – If you pick a system that is too great for your needs, it will rapidly cool down your house and shut off, not permitting 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 constantly.

Let our professionals help you take the guesswork out of selecting the best sized air conditioner for your family. Finding the correct size is just one of several considerations while researching air conditioners. Our team can help take you through your options and examine your home and space to provide expertise into what will be the best choice for you. Give us a call at 727-219-2471 or you can visit us online to easily request an appointment.

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