What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are looking for a new air conditioner, it can be overwhelming to review all the different options available. One of the first things, and perhaps the most significant, is to understand what size air conditioner you want to meet your home’s cooling needs. Efficiency is often top of mind, but it’s also important to make 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 spending money on a system that is larger than you actually 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 several reasons you want to make sure to find the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the appropriate 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, probabilities are it will meet the desired temperature too fast to assist with the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining utility bills – While a system that is too small could still be able to keep up with cooling your house, you are pushing it to work more often 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 deliver savings in coming months.
  • Allowing proper cycling – If you pick a system that is too large for your house, it will swiftly 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 all the time.

Let us help you take the guesswork out of choosing the appropriate air conditioner for your family. Finding the correct size is just one of many considerations while shopping for air conditioners. Our team can help walk 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 or you can visit our website to easily request an appointment.

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