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 examine all the different options available. One of the first things, and perhaps the most critical, is to identify what size air conditioner you need to meet your home’s cooling needs. Efficiency is often top of mind, but just as important is making sure you get the right sized system that will also work effectively.

You want to make sure you have an air conditioner that matches your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t paying for a system that is larger than you really need for your space. On the other hand, you don’t want to try and cut corners by buying a smaller system and forcing it to work harder.

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

  • Keeping the suitable humidity – Air conditioners not only aide in keeping your indoor space cool, but it also works to lessen humidity. If your system is too big, odds are it will get to the desired temperature too quickly 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 house, you are pushing it to work more frequently or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to help your energy bills. You may have saved on original costs for the equipment, but it won’t deliver savings moving forward.
  • Allowing proper cycling – If you choose a system that is too great for your house, it will quickly cool down your house and shut off, not allowing your air conditioner to run through the proper cycling. This impacts your energy bills, because your air conditioner will be turning on and off all the time.

Let us help you take the guesswork out of picking the best sized air conditioner for your home. Finding the appropriate size is just one of many considerations while shopping for air conditioners. Our team can help take you through your options and evaluate your home and space to provide expertise 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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