What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are in the market for a new air conditioner, it can be intimidating to look at all the different options out there. One of the first things, and perhaps the most significant, is to determine what size air conditioner you should get to meet your home’s cooling requirements. 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 confirm you have an air conditioner that meets 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 corners by buying a smaller system and forcing it to work harder.

There are a variety of reasons you want to make sure to purchase 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 reduce humidity. If your system is too large, odds are it will get to the desired temperature too quickly to assist with 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 frequently or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to be great for your energy bills. You may have saved on initial costs for the equipment, but it won’t offer savings moving forward.
  • Allowing appropriate cycling – If you pick a system that is too big for your home, it will rapidly cool down your house and shut off, not letting 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 constantly.

Let our experts help you take the guesswork out of selecting the best sized air conditioner for you. Finding the appropriate size is just one of a lot of considerations while researching air conditioners. Our team can help guide you through your options and examine your home and space to provide guidance into what will be the best selection for you. Give us a call at 239-908-6991 or you can go online to easily request an appointment.

Contact Us