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 intimidating to examine all the different options available. One of the first things, and perhaps the most critical, is to determine 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 appropriately 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 paying for a system that is larger than you actually need. On the other side, you don’t want to try and cut costs by buying a smaller system and driving it to work harder.

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

  • Keeping the proper 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 fast to assist with the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining utility bills – While a system that is too small might keep up with cooling your house, you are making it work more often 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 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 us help you take the guesswork out of picking the right air conditioner for your home. 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 choice for you. Give our experts a call at 318-588-8163 or you can visit our website to easily request an appointment.

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