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 a little daunting to review all the different options you can get. 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 requirements. 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 confirm you have an air conditioner that meets your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t spending money on a system that is larger than you need. On the other hand, you don’t want to try and cut costs by buying a smaller system and forcing it to work harder.

There are several reasons you will want to make sure to get the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the suitable humidity – Air conditioners not only support keeping your indoor temps cool, but it also works to reduce humidity. If your system is too big, chances are it will get to the desired temperature too rapidly to aide in the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining utility bills – 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 frequently or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to benefit your energy bills. You may have saved on original costs for the equipment, but it won’t deliver savings moving forward.
  • Allowing accurate cycling – If you pick a system that is too great for your home, it will rapidly cool down your house and shut off, not allowing 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 professionals 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 assess your home and space to provide guidance into what will be the best decision for you. Give our experts a call at or you can visit our website to easily request an appointment.

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