What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are getting ready for a new air conditioner, it can be overwhelming to look at all the different options you can get. 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 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 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 other hand, you don’t want to try and cut expenses 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 decrease humidity. If your system is too big, odds are it will get to the desired temperature too rapidly to aide in the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy 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 often 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 quickly cool down your house and shut off, not allowing your air conditioner to run through the proper cycling. This also affects your energy bills, because your air conditioner will be turning on and off relentlessly.

Let our professionals help you take the guesswork out of picking the appropriate air conditioner for you. Finding the best size is just one of several considerations while exploring air conditioners. Our team can help take you through your options and evaluate your home and space to provide guidance into what will be the best choice for you. Give us a call at 321-428-7635 or you can visit our website to easily request an appointment.

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