What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are getting ready for a new air conditioner, it can be a little daunting to look at all the different options out there. One of the first things, and perhaps the most important, is to identify 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 make sure 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 really need for your space. On the other side, you don’t want to try and cut costs by buying a smaller system and pushing it to work harder.

There are several reasons you should make sure to get the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the proper humidity – Air conditioners not only aide in keeping your indoor space cool, but it also works to reduce humidity. If your system is outsized, odds are it will reach the desired temperature too rapidly to aide in the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy costs – While a system that is too small might keep up with cooling your indoor space, you are forcing it to work more frequently or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to be great for your energy bills. You may have saved on early costs for the equipment, but it won’t deliver savings down the road.
  • Allowing accurate cycling – If you choose 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 also affects your energy bills, because your air conditioner will be turning on and off relentlessly.

Let our professionals help you take the guesswork out of selecting the appropriate air conditioner for your home. Finding the best size is just one of several considerations while researching air conditioners. Our team can help take you through your options and examine your home and space to provide guidance into what will be the best choice for you. Give our experts a call at 704-705-8135 or you can visit our website to easily request an appointment.

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