What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are looking for a new air conditioner, it can be a little daunting 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 ensure you have an air conditioner that matches your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t paying for a system that is larger than you 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 variety of reasons you want to make sure to find the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the proper humidity – Air conditioners not only aide in keeping your indoor air cool, but it also works to lessen humidity. If your system is too large, 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 could still be able to keep up with cooling your house, you are making it work more often or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to benefit your energy bills. You may have saved on original costs for the equipment, but it won’t offer savings moving forward.
  • Allowing proper cycling – If you choose a system that is too great for your house, it will quickly cool down your home and shut off, not letting 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 selecting the best sized air conditioner for your home. Finding the appropriate size is just one of many considerations while shopping for air conditioners. Our team can help walk you through your options and examine your home and space to provide expertise into what will be the best choice for you. Give us a call at 210-404-4233 or you can go online to easily request an appointment.

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