What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are looking for a new air conditioner, it can be overwhelming 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 demands. Efficiency is often top of mind, but it’s also important to make sure you get the correctly sized system that will also work effectively.

You want to confirm you have an air conditioner that reaches 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 driving it to work harder.

There are several reasons you should make sure to get the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the proper humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor temps cool, but it also works to reduce humidity. If your system is too big, chances are it will get to the desired temperature too fast to aide in the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy bills – While a system that is too small could still be able to keep up with cooling your house, you are forcing it to work more often or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to be great for your energy bills. You may have saved on original costs for the equipment, but it won’t offer savings in coming months.
  • Allowing appropriate cycling – If you pick a system that is too large for your house, it will rapidly 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 all the time.

Let us help you take the guesswork out of choosing the right air conditioner for your home. Finding the best size is just one of many considerations while researching air conditioners. Our team can help take you through your options and examine your home and space to provide guidance into what will be the best choice for you. Give us a call at 330-269-7235 or you can visit us online to easily request an appointment.

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