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 identify what size air conditioner you want to meet your home’s cooling requirements. 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 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 need. On the flip side, you don’t want to try and cut corners by buying a smaller system and forcing 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 appropriate humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor temps cool, but it also works to decrease humidity. If your system is too big, chances are it will get to the desired temperature too quickly to assist with the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy costs – While a system that is too small might keep up with cooling your house, you are pushing it to work more frequently or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to be great for your energy costs. 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 large for your needs, it will swiftly cool down your indoor space 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 us help you take the guesswork out of choosing the right air conditioner for you. Finding the appropriate size is just one of many considerations while researching air conditioners. Our team can help guide 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 937-503-7896 or you can visit our website to easily request an appointment.

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