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 overwhelming to review all the different options out there. One of the first things, and perhaps the most significant, is to identify what size air conditioner you need 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 right 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 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 forcing it to work harder.

There are several reasons you want to make sure to find the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the appropriate humidity – Air conditioners not only aide in keeping your indoor space cool, but it also works to decrease humidity. If your system is too large, odds are it will reach the desired temperature too rapidly to assist with the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining utility bills – While a system that is too small might keep up with cooling your house, you are pushing it to work more regularly or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to benefit your energy bills. You may have saved on initial costs for the equipment, but it won’t provide savings moving forward.
  • Allowing proper cycling – If you pick a system that is too large for your house, it will swiftly cool down your home and shut off, not allowing 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 professionals help you take the guesswork out of picking the right air conditioner for your family. Finding the appropriate size is just one of several considerations while researching air conditioners. Our team can help take you through your options and assess your home and space to provide insight into what will be the best selection for you. Give our experts a call at 925-384-1303 or you can go online to easily request an appointment.

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