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 understand 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 spending money on 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 forcing it to work harder.

There are a few reasons you will want to 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 large, probabilities are it will meet 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 house, you are making it work more frequently or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to be great for your energy bills. You may have saved on original costs for the equipment, but it won’t deliver savings moving forward.
  • Allowing proper cycling – If you select a system that is too great for your house, it will swiftly cool down your house and shut off, not letting 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 choosing the best sized air conditioner for your home. Finding the appropriate size is just one of many considerations while exploring air conditioners. Our team can help guide you through your options and assess your home and space to provide insight into what will be the best selection for you. Give us a call at 716-427-6807 or you can visit us online to easily request an appointment.

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