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 examine all the different options out there. One of the first things, and perhaps the most critical, is to identify what size air conditioner you want 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 ensure you have an air conditioner that matches your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t throwing money at 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 pushing it to work harder.

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

  • Keeping the proper humidity – Air conditioners not only support keeping your indoor air 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 address 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 be great for your energy bills. You may have saved on original costs for the equipment, but it won’t offer savings down the road.
  • Allowing appropriate cycling – If you select a system that is too great for your home, it will swiftly cool down your indoor space and shut off, not permitting 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 all the time.

Let our professionals help you take the guesswork out of choosing the best sized air conditioner for you. 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 decision for you. Give us a call at or you can visit our website to easily request an appointment.

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