What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are looking for a new air conditioner, it can be a little daunting to look at all the different options out there. 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 appropriately sized system that will also work effectively.

You want to ensure 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 actually need. On the other side, you don’t want to try and cut costs by buying a smaller system and driving it to work harder.

There are a few reasons you want to make sure to find the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the proper humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor temps cool, but it also works to decrease humidity. If your system is too large, chances are it will meet the desired temperature too quickly to assist with the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy costs – While a system that is too small might keep up with cooling your house, you are making it work more frequently or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to help your energy bills. You may have saved on early costs for the equipment, but it won’t offer savings moving forward.
  • Allowing proper cycling – If you select a system that is too great for your house, it will rapidly cool down your indoor space and shut off, not allowing 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 our experts help you take the guesswork out of selecting the appropriate air conditioner for your home. Finding the correct size is just one of several considerations while exploring air conditioners. Our team can help guide you through your options and evaluate your home and space to provide insight into what will be the best selection for you. Give our experts a call at or you can go online to easily request an appointment.

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