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 significant, is to identify what size air conditioner you should get to meet your home’s cooling demands. 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 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 appropriate humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor temps cool, but it also works to decrease humidity. If your system is outsized, probabilities are it will reach the desired temperature too quickly to address the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy costs – While a system that is too small might keep up with cooling your indoor space, you are making it work more often or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to help your utility bills. You may have saved on initial costs for the equipment, but it won’t offer savings moving forward.
  • Allowing appropriate cycling – If you choose a system that is too big for your needs, it will swiftly cool down your home and shut off, not allowing your air conditioner to run through the proper cycling. This impacts your energy bills, because your air conditioner will be turning on and off constantly.

Let our experts help you take the guesswork out of choosing the appropriate air conditioner for your home. Finding the best size is just one of many considerations while exploring air conditioners. Our team can help walk you through your options and evaluate your home and space to provide guidance into what will be the best decision for you. Give us a call at 239-908-6991 or you can visit our website to easily request an appointment.

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