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 examine all the different options out there. One of the first things, and perhaps the most important, is to identify what size air conditioner you need to meet your home’s cooling needs. Efficiency is often top of mind, but just as important is making sure you get the right sized system that will also work effectively.

You want to ensure you have an air conditioner that meets your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t throwing money at a system that is larger than you need. On the flip side, you don’t want to try and cut corners by buying a smaller system and pushing it to work harder.

There are several reasons you should make sure to find the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the proper humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor space cool, but it also works to lessen humidity. If your system is too big, chances are it will get to the desired temperature too quickly to assist with 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 making it work more frequently or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to help your energy bills. You may have saved on original costs for the equipment, but it won’t provide savings down the road.
  • Allowing proper cycling – If you choose a system that is too great for your needs, it will swiftly cool down your indoor space and shut off, not permitting 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 all the time.

Let our professionals help you take the guesswork out of choosing the best sized air conditioner for your home. Finding the correct size is just one of several considerations while exploring air conditioners. Our team can help guide you through your options and examine your home and space to provide expertise into what will be the best choice for you. Give us a call at 847-250-6729 or you can visit our website to easily request an appointment.

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