What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are getting ready for a new air conditioner, it can be a little daunting to examine all the different options out there. One of the first things, and perhaps the most important, is to understand 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 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 flip side, you don’t want to try and cut costs by buying a smaller system and forcing it to work harder.

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

  • Keeping the proper humidity – Air conditioners not only aide in keeping your indoor temps cool, but it also works to reduce humidity. If your system is too large, chances are it will meet the desired temperature too fast to aide in the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining utility bills – While a system that is too small could still be able to keep up with cooling your home, you are pushing it to work more frequently 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 pick a system that is too big for your home, it will swiftly cool down your house and shut off, not permitting your air conditioner to run through the proper cycling. This also affects your energy bills, because your air conditioner will be turning on and off relentlessly.

Let our experts help you take the guesswork out of selecting the appropriate air conditioner for your family. Finding the best size is just one of several considerations while researching 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 selection for you. Give our experts a call at 205-267-0023 or you can visit us online to easily request an appointment.

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