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 review all the different options available. 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 needs. Efficiency is often top of mind, but just as important is making sure you get the appropriately 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 really need for your space. On the other hand, you don’t want to try and cut corners by buying a smaller system and forcing it to work harder.

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

  • Keeping the suitable humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor air cool, but it also works to reduce humidity. If your system is too large, probabilities are it will get to 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 home, you are pushing it to work more regularly 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 provide savings down the road.
  • Allowing proper cycling – If you select a system that is too big for your house, it will rapidly cool down your home and shut off, not letting 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 all the time.

Let us help you take the guesswork out of picking the appropriate air conditioner for you. Finding the best size is just one of several considerations while shopping for air conditioners. Our team can help take you through your options and assess your home and space to provide insight into what will be the best selection for you. Give our professionals a call at 912-208-2399 or you can visit us online to easily request an appointment.

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