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 look at all the different options available. One of the first things, and perhaps the most important, 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 ensure you have an air conditioner that meets 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 hand, you don’t want to try and cut expenses by buying a smaller system and pushing 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 help to keep your indoor space cool, but it also works to decrease humidity. If your system is outsized, chances are it will reach the desired temperature too fast to aide in 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 making it work more often or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to be great for your utility bills. You may have saved on early costs for the equipment, but it won’t deliver savings in coming months.
  • Allowing accurate cycling – If you pick a system that is too great for your house, it will rapidly cool down your house and shut off, not permitting 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 us help you take the guesswork out of picking the right air conditioner for your home. Finding the best size is just one of a lot of considerations while researching air conditioners. Our team can help guide you through your options and evaluate your home and space to provide insight into what will be the best choice for you. Give us a call at 226-270-1164 or you can visit our website to easily request an appointment.

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