What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are getting ready for a new air conditioner, it can be intimidating to examine all the different options you can get. One of the first things, and perhaps the most critical, is to determine what size air conditioner you want to meet your home’s cooling requirements. 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 ensure you have an air conditioner that reaches your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t paying for a system that is larger than you need. On the other side, you don’t want to try and cut expenses by buying a smaller system and forcing it to work harder.

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

  • Keeping the appropriate humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor temps cool, but it also works to lessen humidity. If your system is too big, chances are it will get to the desired temperature too quickly to address the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining utility 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 frequently or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to help your energy bills. You may have saved on initial costs for the equipment, but it won’t deliver savings moving forward.
  • Allowing accurate cycling – If you pick a system that is too great for your needs, it will swiftly cool down your indoor space and shut off, not allowing 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 picking the right air conditioner for you. Finding the appropriate size is just one of a lot of considerations while shopping for air conditioners. Our team can help walk you through your options and assess your home and space to provide expertise into what will be the best decision for you. Give our experts a call at or you can visit our website to easily request an appointment.

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