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 critical, is to determine what size air conditioner you want to meet your home’s cooling needs. 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 costs by buying a smaller system and forcing it to work harder.

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

  • Keeping the appropriate humidity – Air conditioners not only support keeping 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 bills – While a system that is too small might keep up with cooling your house, you are making it work more regularly or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to help your utility bills. You may have saved on early costs for the equipment, but it won’t offer savings down the road.
  • Allowing accurate cycling – If you pick a system that is too large for your house, it will quickly cool down your home and shut off, not letting 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 experts help you take the guesswork out of choosing the right air conditioner for you. Finding the best size is just one of many considerations while exploring air conditioners. Our team can help walk you through your options and evaluate your home and space to provide expertise into what will be the best selection for you. Give us a call at 301-747-3140 or you can visit our website to easily request an appointment.

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