What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are looking for a new air conditioner, it can be intimidating to review all the different options you can get. One of the first things, and perhaps the most critical, is to understand what size air conditioner you should get to meet your home’s cooling needs. Efficiency is often top of mind, but it’s also important to make sure you get the appropriately 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 spending money on a system that is larger than you need. On the other side, you don’t want to try and cut costs by buying a smaller system and pushing it to work harder.

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

  • Keeping the suitable humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor air cool, but it also works to lessen humidity. If your system is outsized, odds 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 may still be able to keep up with cooling your home, you are making it work more frequently or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to help your energy bills. You may have saved on early costs for the equipment, but it won’t offer savings moving forward.
  • Allowing proper cycling – If you choose a system that is too big for your needs, it will quickly cool down your indoor space and shut off, not letting 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 our professionals help you take the guesswork out of choosing the right air conditioner for you. Finding the best size is just one of several considerations while exploring air conditioners. Our team can help walk you through your options and evaluate your home and space to provide guidance into what will be the best choice for you. Give our experts a call at or you can visit our website to easily request an appointment.

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