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 review all the different options out there. 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 right sized system that will also work effectively.

You want to ensure you have an air conditioner that matches your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t throwing money at a system that is larger than you actually need. On the flip 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 get the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the appropriate humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor space cool, but it also works to reduce humidity. If your system is too large, probabilities are it will reach the desired temperature too fast to aide in the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy 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 provide savings moving forward.
  • Allowing appropriate cycling – If you choose a system that is too great for your house, 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 selecting the right air conditioner for you. Finding the best size is just one of many considerations while researching air conditioners. Our team can help guide you through your options and evaluate your home and space to provide guidance into what will be the best choice for you. Give us a call at 407-329-7661 or you can visit us online to easily request an appointment.

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