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 out there. One of the first things, and perhaps the most significant, is to identify what size air conditioner you should get 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 make sure you have an air conditioner that matches your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t throwing money at a system that is larger than you really need for your space. On the other side, you don’t want to try and cut costs by buying a smaller system and driving it to work harder.

There are a variety of reasons you should 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 reduce humidity. If your system is too large, chances are it will get to the desired temperature too rapidly to address the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy costs – While a system that is too small may still be able to keep up with cooling your indoor space, you are making it work more frequently or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to help your utility bills. You may have saved on original costs for the equipment, but it won’t offer savings moving forward.
  • Allowing accurate cycling – If you pick a system that is too great for your house, it will quickly cool down your indoor space and shut off, not permitting 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 choosing the best sized air conditioner for your home. Finding the correct size is just one of several considerations while exploring air conditioners. Our team can help take you through your options and evaluate your home and space to provide insight into what will be the best decision for you. Give us a call at or you can go online to easily request an appointment.

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