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 review all the different options out there. One of the first things, and perhaps the most significant, is to determine what size air conditioner you want 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 ensure 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 actually need. On the other side, 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 purchase the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the appropriate humidity – Air conditioners not only support keeping your indoor temps cool, but it also works to lessen humidity. If your system is too big, chances are it will get to the desired temperature too quickly to address the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy bills – While a system that is too small could 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 be great for your utility bills. You may have saved on original costs for the equipment, but it won’t offer savings down the road.
  • Allowing appropriate cycling – If you pick a system that is too big for your needs, it will rapidly cool down your house 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 relentlessly.

Let us help you take the guesswork out of selecting the best sized air conditioner for your family. Finding the appropriate size is just one of a lot of considerations while shopping for air conditioners. Our team can help guide you through your options and examine your home and space to provide insight into what will be the best selection for you. Give us a call at or you can visit our website to easily request an appointment.

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