What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are looking for a new air conditioner, it can be overwhelming to look at all the different options out there. 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 make sure you have an air conditioner that meets your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t throwing money at a system that is larger than you need. On the other side, you don’t want to try and cut corners by buying a smaller system and forcing it to work harder.

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

  • Keeping the proper 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 reach the desired temperature too quickly to aide in 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 pushing it to work more regularly or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to be great for your energy costs. You may have saved on original costs for the equipment, but it won’t offer savings moving forward.
  • Allowing proper cycling – If you select a system that is too great for your house, it will swiftly 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 relentlessly.

Let our professionals help you take the guesswork out of choosing the right air conditioner for you. Finding the appropriate 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 our experts a call at 407-329-7661 or you can go online to easily request an appointment.

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