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 intimidating to review all the different options out there. One of the first things, and perhaps the most significant, is to determine what size air conditioner you should get to meet your home’s cooling needs. Efficiency is often top of mind, but it’s also 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 matches your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t paying for a system that is larger than you actually need. On the flip 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 will want to make sure to purchase the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the appropriate humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor space cool, but it also works to lessen humidity. If your system is outsized, probabilities are it will reach the desired temperature too rapidly to aide in the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining utility bills – While a system that is too small could 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 be great for your utility bills. You may have saved on original costs for the equipment, but it won’t deliver savings down the road.
  • Allowing appropriate cycling – If you select a system that is too great for your house, it will swiftly cool down your house 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 constantly.

Let our experts help you take the guesswork out of selecting the best sized air conditioner for you. Finding the best size is just one of a lot of considerations while exploring air conditioners. Our team can help walk you through your options and assess your home and space to provide guidance 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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