What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are looking for a new air conditioner, it can be overwhelming to examine all the different options you can get. 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 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 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 hand, 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 will want to make sure to find the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the appropriate humidity – Air conditioners not only aide in keeping your indoor air cool, but it also works to reduce humidity. If your system is too large, chances 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 might keep up with cooling your house, you are forcing it to work more frequently 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 down the road.
  • Allowing proper cycling – If you select a system that is too large for your needs, it will rapidly cool down your home and shut off, not letting 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 all the time.

Let our experts help you take the guesswork out of picking the right air conditioner for you. Finding the appropriate size is just one of several considerations while researching air conditioners. Our team can help take you through your options and evaluate your home and space to provide guidance into what will be the best selection for you. Give us a call at 540-302-8645 or you can go online to easily request an appointment.

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