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 out there. One of the first things, and perhaps the most critical, is to determine 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 meets 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 other side, you don’t want to try and cut costs by buying a smaller system and forcing it to work harder.

There are several 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 lessen humidity. If your system is outsized, probabilities are it will meet the desired temperature too rapidly to assist with the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy costs – 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 regularly 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 large for your house, it will swiftly cool down your house and shut off, not letting your air conditioner to run through the proper cycling. This also affects your energy bills, because your air conditioner will be turning on and off all the time.

Let our professionals help you take the guesswork out of picking the appropriate air conditioner for you. Finding the appropriate size is just one of many considerations while exploring air conditioners. Our team can help walk you through your options and assess your home and space to provide guidance into what will be the best decision for you. Give our professionals a call at or you can visit us online to easily request an appointment.

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