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 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 correctly sized system that will also work effectively.

You want to make sure you have an air conditioner that reaches 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 corners by buying a smaller system and driving it to work harder.

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

  • Keeping the proper humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor temps cool, but it also works to reduce humidity. If your system is too big, chances are it will get to the desired temperature too fast to address the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy costs – While a system that is too small might keep up with cooling your home, you are pushing it to work more frequently or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to help your energy costs. You may have saved on initial costs for the equipment, but it won’t deliver savings moving forward.
  • Allowing proper cycling – If you pick a system that is too large for your needs, it will swiftly cool down your home and shut off, not allowing 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 relentlessly.

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

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