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 intimidating to review all the different options out there. One of the first things, and perhaps the most important, 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 also important to make sure you get the right sized system that will also work effectively.

You want to make sure 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 really need for your space. On the other hand, you don’t want to try and cut costs by buying a smaller system and pushing it to work harder.

There are a variety of reasons you should make sure to purchase the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the suitable humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor space cool, but it also works to decrease humidity. If your system is too big, odds are it will get to the desired temperature too quickly to aide in the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy costs – While a system that is too small may still be able to keep up with cooling your home, you are making it work more often 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 provide savings down the road.
  • Allowing proper cycling – If you choose a system that is too large for your house, 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 constantly.

Let us help you take the guesswork out of picking the best sized air conditioner for your home. Finding the correct size is just one of many considerations while shopping for air conditioners. Our team can help take you through your options and assess your home and space to provide guidance into what will be the best selection for you. Give us a call at or you can go online to easily request an appointment.

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