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

You want to make sure you have an air conditioner that meets 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 several reasons you will want to make sure to find the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the proper humidity – Air conditioners not only aide in keeping your indoor air cool, but it also works to reduce humidity. If your system is outsized, odds 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 home, you are forcing it to work more often or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to benefit your energy costs. You may have saved on original costs for the equipment, but it won’t provide savings moving forward.
  • Allowing appropriate cycling – If you choose a system that is too big for your home, it will quickly cool down your indoor space and shut off, not allowing 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 all the time.

Let our experts help you take the guesswork out of picking the right air conditioner for you. Finding the best size is just one of several considerations while exploring air conditioners. Our team can help take 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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