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 overwhelming to look at all the different options you can get. One of the first things, and perhaps the most significant, 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 just as important to make sure you get the right sized system that will also work effectively.

You want to confirm 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 corners by buying a smaller system and forcing it to work harder.

There are a variety of reasons you will want to make sure to get the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the appropriate humidity – Air conditioners not only support keeping your indoor temps cool, but it also works to decrease humidity. If your system is outsized, chances are it will get to the desired temperature too fast to address the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy bills – While a system that is too small may still be able to keep up with cooling your home, you are forcing it to work more regularly or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to help your energy costs. You may have saved on early costs for the equipment, but it won’t provide savings down the road.
  • Allowing accurate cycling – If you select a system that is too great for your home, it will rapidly cool down your house 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 professionals help you take the guesswork out of choosing the best sized air conditioner for your family. Finding the best size is just one of a lot of considerations while researching air conditioners. Our team can help walk you through your options and evaluate your home and space to provide expertise into what will be the best selection for you. Give our experts a call at 226-773-3357 or you can go online to easily request an appointment.

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