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 out there. One of the first things, and perhaps the most critical, is to understand what size air conditioner you want to meet your home’s cooling needs. Efficiency is often top of mind, but it’s just as important to make sure you get the appropriately 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 paying for a system that is larger than you really need for your space. On the flip side, you don’t want to try and cut corners by buying a smaller system and driving it to work harder.

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

  • Keeping the appropriate humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor temps cool, but it also works to lessen humidity. If your system is outsized, chances are it will reach the desired temperature too fast to aide in the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy costs – While a system that is too small might 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 early costs for the equipment, but it won’t deliver savings moving forward.
  • Allowing proper cycling – If you pick a system that is too great for your home, it will rapidly cool down your indoor space 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 right air conditioner for your home. Finding the correct size is just one of many considerations while exploring air conditioners. Our team can help take you through your options and examine your home and space to provide guidance into what will be the best decision for you. Give us a call at or you can go online to easily request an appointment.

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