What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are looking for a new air conditioner, it can be overwhelming to examine all the different options available. One of the first things, and perhaps the most important, is to understand what size air conditioner you need to meet your home’s cooling needs. Efficiency is often top of mind, but it’s just as 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 reaches your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t throwing money at a system that is larger than you really need for your space. On the flip side, you don’t want to try and cut expenses by buying a smaller system and driving it to work harder.

There are several reasons you want to make sure to purchase the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the suitable humidity – Air conditioners not only support keeping your indoor space cool, but it also works to lessen humidity. If your system is outsized, chances are it will get to the desired temperature too fast to aide in the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy costs – While a system that is too small might keep up with cooling your home, you are forcing it to work more often or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to help your energy bills. You may have saved on original costs for the equipment, but it won’t provide savings moving forward.
  • Allowing appropriate cycling – If you pick a system that is too big for your house, it will rapidly cool down your indoor space 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 relentlessly.

Let our experts help you take the guesswork out of choosing the appropriate air conditioner for your family. Finding the best size is just one of many considerations while exploring 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 choice for you. Give our professionals a call at 623-243-4517 or you can visit our website to easily request an appointment.

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