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 review all the different options you can get. 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 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 ensure you have an air conditioner that reaches your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t throwing money at a system that is larger than you need. 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 a variety of reasons you will want to make sure to get the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the suitable humidity – Air conditioners not only support keeping your indoor temps cool, but it also works to lessen humidity. If your system is outsized, chances are it will reach the desired temperature too quickly to address the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy bills – While a system that is too small may still be able to keep up with cooling your house, you are forcing it to work more frequently or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to help your utility bills. You may have saved on original costs for the equipment, but it won’t deliver savings in coming months.
  • Allowing proper cycling – If you pick a system that is too big for your needs, 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 us help you take the guesswork out of choosing the best sized air conditioner for your home. Finding the best size is just one of many considerations while researching air conditioners. Our team can help walk you through your options and examine your home and space to provide guidance into what will be the best decision for you. Give us a call at 587-315-5271 or you can visit us online to easily request an appointment.

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