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 critical, is to identify what size air conditioner you need to meet your home’s cooling demands. Efficiency is often top of mind, but just as important is making sure you get the correctly 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 other side, you don’t want to try and cut expenses by buying a smaller system and pushing it to work harder.

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

  • Keeping the proper humidity – Air conditioners not only aide in keeping your indoor temps cool, but it also works to reduce humidity. If your system is too large, chances are it will get to the desired temperature too fast to assist with the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy costs – While a system that is too small could still be able to keep up with cooling your house, you are making it work more often or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to benefit your energy costs. You may have saved on initial costs for the equipment, but it won’t deliver savings down the road.
  • Allowing accurate cycling – If you select 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 impacts your energy bills, because your air conditioner will be turning on and off relentlessly.

Let us help you take the guesswork out of choosing the best sized air conditioner for your home. Finding the correct size is just one of a lot of considerations while exploring air conditioners. Our team can help walk 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 us online to easily request an appointment.

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