What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are looking for a new air conditioner, it can be overwhelming 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 should get to meet your home’s cooling demands. 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 reaches your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t spending money on a system that is larger than you actually need. On the flip side, you don’t want to try and cut expenses by buying a smaller system and pushing it to work harder.

There are a variety of 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 lessen humidity. If your system is too big, chances are it will reach 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 home, you are forcing it to work more often or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to help your utility bills. You may have saved on original costs for the equipment, but it won’t provide savings down the road.
  • Allowing appropriate cycling – If you select a system that is too large for your home, it will quickly cool down your home and shut off, not permitting your air conditioner to run through the proper cycling. This impacts your energy bills, because your air conditioner will be turning on and off all the time.

Let our experts help you take the guesswork out of choosing the right air conditioner for your family. Finding the correct size is just one of many considerations while researching air conditioners. Our team can help walk you through your options and assess your home and space to provide guidance into what will be the best choice for you. Give our professionals a call at or you can visit our website to easily request an appointment.

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