What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are getting ready 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 critical, is to determine 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 right sized system that will also work effectively.

You want to make sure you have an air conditioner that reaches your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t spending money on a system that is larger than you really need for your space. On the other side, you don’t want to try and cut expenses by buying a smaller system and driving it to work harder.

There are a variety of reasons you will want to make sure to find the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the appropriate humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor temps cool, but it also works to lessen humidity. If your system is too large, odds are it will reach the desired temperature too quickly to address the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining utility bills – While a system that is too small may still be able to keep up with cooling your house, you are making it work more regularly or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to benefit your energy bills. You may have saved on early 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 impacts your energy bills, because your air conditioner will be turning on and off constantly.

Let us help you take the guesswork out of selecting the appropriate air conditioner for your family. Finding the correct size is just one of several considerations while shopping for air conditioners. Our team can help take you through your options and assess your home and space to provide expertise 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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