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 look at all the different options out there. One of the first things, and perhaps the most significant, is to identify 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 meets your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t spending money on a system that is larger than you actually 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 proper humidity – Air conditioners not only aide in keeping your indoor space cool, but it also works to reduce humidity. If your system is too large, chances are it will meet 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 home, you are pushing it to work more regularly or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to benefit your utility bills. You may have saved on initial costs for the equipment, but it won’t provide savings down the road.
  • Allowing appropriate cycling – If you pick a system that is too big for your house, it will swiftly cool down your indoor space 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 us help you take the guesswork out of picking the appropriate air conditioner for your family. Finding the best size is just one of several considerations while exploring air conditioners. Our team can help take you through your options and evaluate your home and space to provide guidance into what will be the best selection for you. Give us a call at 925-384-1303 or you can visit us online to easily request an appointment.

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