What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are getting ready for a new air conditioner, it can be overwhelming to review all the different options available. One of the first things, and perhaps the most critical, is to identify what size air conditioner you need to meet your home’s cooling requirements. Efficiency is often top of mind, but it’s also 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 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 corners by buying a smaller system and pushing it to work harder.

There are a variety of reasons you should 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 reach the desired temperature too quickly 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 frequently or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to help your energy costs. You may have saved on initial costs for the equipment, but it won’t provide savings in coming months.
  • Allowing appropriate cycling – If you pick a system that is too great for your needs, it will quickly cool down your house and shut off, not permitting 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 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 decision for you. Give us a call at or you can visit us online to easily request an appointment.

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