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 available. One of the first things, and perhaps the most significant, is to identify what size air conditioner you need 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 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 paying for a system that is larger than you actually need. On the flip side, you don’t want to try and cut corners by buying a smaller system and driving it to work harder.

There are a variety of reasons you should make sure to get the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the suitable humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor space cool, but it also works to decrease humidity. If your system is outsized, probabilities are it will meet the desired temperature too fast to aide in the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy costs – While a system that is too small may still be able to keep up with cooling your indoor space, you are forcing it to work more often or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to be great for your energy costs. You may have saved on original costs for the equipment, but it won’t provide savings down the road.
  • Allowing accurate cycling – If you select a system that is too large for your needs, it will swiftly cool down your house and shut off, not letting 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 constantly.

Let our experts help you take the guesswork out of picking the best sized air conditioner for your home. Finding the appropriate size is just one of several considerations while researching air conditioners. Our team can help walk you through your options and examine your home and space to provide guidance into what will be the best choice for you. Give us a call at or you can visit our website to easily request an appointment.

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