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 a little daunting to review all the different options out there. One of the first things, and perhaps the most important, is to understand what size air conditioner you need 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 right sized system that will also work effectively.

You want to confirm you have an air conditioner that reaches your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t paying for a system that is larger than you actually need. On the flip side, you don’t want to try and cut expenses by buying a smaller system and driving it to work harder.

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

  • Keeping the proper humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor space cool, but it also works to lessen 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 utility bills – While a system that is too small may still be able to keep up with cooling your home, you are forcing it to work more regularly or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to help your energy bills. You may have saved on initial costs for the equipment, but it won’t offer savings moving forward.
  • Allowing accurate cycling – If you pick a system that is too big for your house, it will quickly 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 constantly.

Let our experts help you take the guesswork out of selecting the appropriate air conditioner for you. Finding the best size is just one of many considerations while researching air conditioners. Our team can help guide you through your options and assess your home and space to provide expertise into what will be the best selection for you. Give us a call at or you can visit our website to easily request an appointment.

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