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 a little daunting to examine all the different options available. One of the first things, and perhaps the most important, is to understand what size air conditioner you should get to meet your home’s cooling requirements. Efficiency is often top of mind, but it’s also important to make sure you get the right sized system that will also work effectively.

You want to ensure you have an air conditioner that meets your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t throwing money at 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 a few reasons you should make sure to get the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the appropriate humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor space cool, but it also works to lessen humidity. If your system is too large, chances are it will meet the desired temperature too fast to address 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 frequently or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to help your energy bills. You may have saved on original costs for the equipment, but it won’t provide savings moving forward.
  • Allowing accurate cycling – If you select a system that is too great 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 relentlessly.

Let our experts help you take the guesswork out of picking the right air conditioner for your family. Finding the appropriate size is just one of many considerations while researching air conditioners. Our team can help take you through your options and assess your home and space to provide expertise into what will be the best selection for you. Give us a call at 519-804-1617 or you can visit us online to easily request an appointment.

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