What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are getting ready for a new air conditioner, it can be intimidating to examine all the different options you can get. One of the first things, and perhaps the most critical, is to understand what size air conditioner you need to meet your home’s cooling demands. Efficiency is often top of mind, but it’s also important to make sure you get the appropriately 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 need. On the other hand, you don’t want to try and cut corners by buying a smaller system and pushing it to work harder.

There are a few 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 air cool, but it also works to decrease humidity. If your system is too large, probabilities are it will meet the desired temperature too fast to address the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining utility bills – While a system that is too small could still be able to keep up with cooling your home, you are pushing it to work more often or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to benefit your energy costs. You may have saved on early costs for the equipment, but it won’t provide savings down the road.
  • Allowing appropriate cycling – If you select a system that is too big for your home, 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 us help you take the guesswork out of picking the appropriate air conditioner for your home. Finding the correct size is just one of many considerations while researching air conditioners. Our team can help take you through your options and assess your home and space to provide guidance into what will be the best decision for you. Give us a call at 289-201-2346 or you can go online to easily request an appointment.

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