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 a little daunting to look at all the different options you can get. One of the first things, and perhaps the most critical, is to identify what size air conditioner you need to meet your home’s cooling requirements. 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 matches 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 driving it to work harder.

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

  • Keeping the suitable humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor space cool, but it also works to decrease humidity. If your system is outsized, 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 house, you are pushing it to work more regularly or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to help your energy bills. You may have saved on early costs for the equipment, but it won’t provide savings moving forward.
  • Allowing proper cycling – If you choose a system that is too big for your house, it will quickly cool down your indoor space 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 your home. Finding the appropriate size is just one of several considerations while shopping for air conditioners. Our team can help take you through your options and evaluate your home and space to provide insight into what will be the best selection for you. Give our professionals a call at or you can go online to easily request an appointment.

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